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  • Summary: Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record – presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. (Choices Productions)
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 19, 2012
    90
    Woven together, these monologues of bereavement and confusion, illustrated with images so terrible they repel rational explanation, form a tapestry of human misery that's impossible to shake off.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Sep 17, 2012
    75
    There's no coddling the audience in Vibeke Løkkeberg's verité heave of disgust as the full consequences on the Palestinian people of Operation Cast Lead are made sickeningly clear.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Sep 20, 2012
    70
    This is the very unsterile subject of the film: the unimaginable violence with which families were sundered, to which this film makes you a witness. The cameras linger on the faces of children as they tell their stories, unaffected and open.
  4. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Sep 20, 2012
    50
    Tears of Gaza is both horrifying and frustrating. This documentary's goals are noble ones, but its execution is something else again.
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