Gaza Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything| 54mins
Director: Nadav Lapid & Era Lapid | Producer: Trabelsi Productions Ltd. & Alma Films
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Afghanistan
This project reported on life as experienced by men, women and children in Gaza (Palestine) and Sderot (Israel): their lives and their survival on a daily basis. Under difficult living conditions and the threat of air attacks and bombings, people do keep on working, loving and dreamingâ€”life in spite of everything. In order to document this will to live, short chronicles (two minutes each) were shot by both Israeli and Palestinian teams, day after day for two months. These short stories followed seven characters from Gaza and seven from Sderot. In this way, we had a new story of each character every week, and the viewer was able to follow them intimately for ten weeks. The stories were aired via the Internet on a specially designed website and users had personal, interactive and non-linear access to these contents on the site, which included videos, blogs, forums, links, etc.