Cast Lead
Filmfest 2010

No one can get in or out of Gaza. It is January 6, 2009, the eleventh day of the Israeli attack against the Gaza Strip. While beyond the impenetrable wall that separates Gaza from the rest of the world, the aerial bombing continues and the invasion of the land intensifies, no witness has yet been able to enter the Strip because of the total block imposed on the international press. Only the wounded, the dead and a few trucks with medical supplies cross the border with Egypt. Whoever is here to report the war must make do with a few sentences stolen from those who accompany the wounded, while all the cameras are pointed across the border to frame the columns of black smoke rising from the houses in the distance. Then, unexpectedly, and almost by accident, an imperceptible gap opens in the impermeable barrier of the border. Before closing again, a very few people succeed in crossing over. Among them there is also a film director with a camera. .. a simple story in images during the final dramatic days of "Operation Cast Lead". Production Notes

tags: Documentary


Director: Stefano Savona