GAZA opens in Irish and UK cinemas this Friday 9th August

Posted August 6, 2019 by Suzanne Murray in News

The feature documentary GAZA directed by Garry Keane (Deafening, The Writing in the Sky) and award-winning conflict photographer Andrew McConnell is set to be released in cinemas across Ireland and the UK this Friday 9th August with The Gate Cinema Cork being added to the line-up today.

Bringing us to a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports GAZA reveals a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.

Since its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival earlier this year GAZA has been selected for some of the top documentary and film festivals nationally and internationally including the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival where it picked up the Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary and the inaugural Docs Ireland festival earlier this month where it was awarded the Pull Focus Award for Best New Irish Documentary.

A number of Q&A screenings are taking place in Ireland and the UK this week:

Wednesday, 7th August – Curzon Bloomsbury, London (sold out)

Thursday, 8th August – Feile Palestine Day, Belfast

Friday, 9th August – Irish Film Institute, Dublin (hosted by Deirdre O’Kane)

Saturday, 10th August – PÁLÁS, Galway

Sunday, 11th August – Eclipse Cinema, Bundoran

The documentary is directed and produced by Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell for Real Films and Brendan J. Byrne (No Stone Unturned, Bobby Sands: 66 Days) for Fine Point Films alongside Paul Cadieux (P.S. Jerusalem, The Settlers). It was funded by Screen Ireland, Filmoption International, ZDF/ARTE with support from Northern Ireland Screen.