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Middle Eastern Studies Presents The Film: One Family in Gaza

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Middle Eastern Studies Presents The Film: “One Family in Gaza” "A few months after the 2008-9 Israeli military invasion of Gaza, which killed nearly 1,400 Gazans and caused enormous physical damage, Jen Marlowe visited Gaza. She spent several days with Kamal and Wafaa Awajah, playing with their children, sleeping in the tent they were living in, and filming their story. Wafaa described the execution of their son, Ibrahim. As she spoke, her children played on the rubble of their destroyed home. Kamal talked about struggling to help his kids heal from trauma. Palestinians in Gaza are depicted either as violent terrorists or as helpless victims. The Awajah family challenges both portrayals. Through one family's story, the larger tragedy of Gaza is exposed, and the courage and resilience of its people."--Producers. Directed by Jen Marlowe Sponsor: Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Co-Sponsor Middle Eastern Studies, Co-Sponsor

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