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  • Summary: This documentary pushes the viewer headlong into the tumult of the Israeli-occupied Gaza, examining the lives and views of ordinary Palestinians.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    80
    Rare vehicle which gives the Palestinian people (rather than their failed, double-talking leadership) an opportunity to speak freely and openly, and that feat in itself makes this one of the most important documentaries of recent times.
  2. Mr. Longley makes powerful use of the techniques of cinéma vérité. The absence of voice-over narration and talking-head interviews gives his portrait of daily life under duress a riveting immediacy.
  3. 70
    Heart-wrenching documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Longley has constructed a remarkably coherent, horrifically vivid snapshot of those turbulent days.
  5. 63
    While it is interesting to witness the conflict from the Palestinian side, Longley's film lacks balance (there's nothing from the Israeli perspective) and fails to put the struggle into meaningful historical context.
  6. 60
    A documentary to make the stones weep -- as shameful as it is scary.
  7. Its one-sidedness flirts with propaganda.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2