7.00 pm 26th | October 2010 | CCA
Document 8 Launch:
350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm | CCA Bar
sponsored by The Cooperative Membership
8.00 pm – 9.45 pm | CCA 5
Aisheen – Still Alive in Gaza
Nicolas Wadimoff | Switzerland | 2009 | 1 hour 25 minutes
“Where is the ghost town?” inquires the little boy. "It's there, right there….but it has been bombed. Do you want to see it?” asks the theme park attendant. It is with these words that Aisheen Still Alive in Gaza begins its impressionist journey through a devastated Gaza.
The film tells the story about the wait after the invasion. The wait for a better future inside the biggest prison in the world, where planes still prowl overhead, where bombings don’t stop, men and women wandering through the ruins and fishermen savour the few fish caught by their nets in this now forbidden sea.
Through encounters in ordinary places, Aisheen portrays a different Gaza from the one we see on television news; a Gaza in which everything takes on a different meaning. Poetic and surreal, at times, the film questions the meaning of life and the reality that the men, women and children of Gaza face on a daily basis while simply trying to survive. Condemned to living under atrocious conditions where basic human rights are denied and death lurks round every corner, the residents of Gaza begin to rebuild, brick by brick.
Aisheen – Still Alive in Gaza is a tribute to life – to freedom and against injustice.
International Berlin Film Festival 2010, Ecumenical prize of the jury.
International Nyon Documentary Film Festival 2010,
Award Buyens/Chagoll and a special mention of the Youth Jury.
Screened at HotDocs (2010)
10.00 pm – Late | CCA Bar