Monday, February 16, 2015
This film makes anyone want to shed TEARS OF GAZA
The film is composed of both original and found footage. This makes the film much more of a testament and also prevents anti-Palestinian critics from suggesting the entirety of the proceedings were staged or featuring actors manipulated by the directors. In fact, Løkkeberg herself was not even present in Gaza during the siege, all the footage of carnage was shot by news organizations.
What is extremely clear at the end of the proceedings is both the depravity of the military and the bottomless faith of the victims. Despite the undeniable violence, the people of Gaza emerge as the most durable people on the face of the earth. Even in the midst of literal infanticide, they cry out "Allāhu Akbar", constantly acknowledging not only that they remain true to their faith but also that they understand clearly that this is a challenge they believe Allah has given them to test their faith.