Drama - Development 2014

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Writer(s)
    • Ibrahem MOZAIAN, Rashid MASHRAWI
    • Producer(s)
    • Abed Alsalaam ABU ASKAR (cinetelefilms), Habib ATTIA (Cinetelefilms)
    • Synopsis
    • Gaza D.C. addresses a love story that takes place in Gaza between a young Palestinian from a refugee camp in the sieged Strip, and an American young woman from Washington D.C. who arrives with a delegation of International activists in support of the Gazans.
      In parallel to the evolving love story between the two, the woman falls in love with the place and the guy’s traditional simple family. While the two are busy planning for their marriage, the woman’s parents along with the U.S. government believe she’s in Gaza against her own free will. Despite the fact that the woman puts enormous efforts into convincing her parents that she’s not being forced to stay in Gaza but on the contrary she’s having a beautiful real love story, the parents refuse to believe her story because of their fear of losing their only child. Nevertheless, the political tension in the region is neither promising nor comforting; Gaza is being besieged by the Israeli occupation and ruled by the Islamic government of Hamas.
      The cultural and political paradoxes and contradictions, the huge differences between the traditions of each family, the series of unpleasant individual misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the reality, in addition to constant the intervention of the Gazan society and the U.S. government, are all elements that add drama yet facetiousness to the story.
      Gaza D.C. is a film inspired by reality, about life and love in a place where people and dreams are sieged.
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