Mohamed Jabaly spent the summer of 2014 working with an ambulance crew before and during “Operation Protective Edge”. This film is his first-person account of that experience. While numerous articles and media stories are published on the recurring violence in Gaza, they are most often from a privileged outsider perspective. Jabaly’s film is unique in presenting events from a point of view that hails from the ground. It gives us access to the point of view of someone who does not have the luxury to travel easily in and out of Gaza. Palestine | 2016, 78 min.
Thursday | May 30 | 6:00 p.m.
* A very light snack will be served at 5:30 p.m.
** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
Mohamed Jabaly is a Palestinian filmmaker and artist from Gaza, who has been living and working in Norway as a film director since 2014. He has shot several short films, documentaries, and music videos and has participated in many local, regional and international exhibitions, film festivals and conferences in Europe, USA, and the Arab world. Ambulance is his first feature documentary and has won several prizes including the “One World Media” as Best Feature documentary 2017, for which he also received the “BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award”, the “FIPA D’OR AWARD” and “JURY AWARD” as best feature documentary during FIPA in Biarritz, France. He is currently developing Stateless, his next feature documentary.