By Free Gaza Movement – 26 Oct 2009
Please take a moment to watch this short film, detailing the Free Gaza Movement mission, the ideas behind the Movement and the kinds of action and witnessing International Solidarity Movement and Free Gaza activists have undertaken in Gaza.
ISM and FGM activists and independent journalists who reached Gaza on the Free Gaza Movement ships have been accompanying farmers and fishermen under attack from Israeli Occupation forces for the past year. They were also on the ground during Operation Cast Lead, volunteering with medical emergency services and reporting on Israel’s massacres and attacks on a daily basis. Israeli forces killed 16 medical rescuers during the 22-day Operation.
This film details the eyewitness accounts and the ongoing collectively punishing siege of over a million and half people in Occupied Gaza.
Brilliantly edited by Paola Mandato, the film contains footage from International Solidarity Movement activists, Spanish film-maker Alberto Arce, Ramattan News Agency Gaza, Al Jazeera and Public Solidarity (Germany).
The images of Palestinian prisoners are courtesy of Tadamon, B’Tselem, and Sabr. Words by Ewa Jasiewicz, Free Gaza coordinator in Gaza.
Also, over a dozen Free Gaza Movement coordinators are available for public speaking – see:
www.freegaza.org/join-in/speaker-bureau and ask for someone to come to your group/trade union/public meeting and talk about the voyages of Free Gaza, the work on the ground in Gaza and the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.
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