Documentary Gaza, One Football, One Leg from France, Animation Al Tabbab from Qatar and Documentary Watani: My Land from the UK.
2019 in Martigues, France, the French national amputees football team played against their counterparts from the Gaza Strip. Patrice Forget gives us an uncompromising documentary on the brutality of which Gazans are victims. With respect and empathy, the film focusses on the courage of these young men despite their handicap and their disastrous living conditions in the Gaza Strip.
Al Tabbab is the story of a boy and his father, accompanied with their goat, on an old dhow sailing to a secret ritual site where they perform an ancient offering ritual in order to harvest pearls from a mysterious Sea Monster. On this journey, the boy sets sail determined to impress his father and make him proud. But searching for pearls is no easy task and with the odds against him, the boy struggles with his father’s demands and he can’t help but feel like he’s a big disappointment. But when the Sea Monster prefers the boys pet goat to the usual offerings, the boy must perform a gallant rescue in order to save his friend from certain death and to show his father that he’s ready to be his own man.
Spanish director Jan Pauls brings to life a photograph taken by Emad Nassar in Gaza in 2015 depicting two girls being cared for by their father. What they call 'home' may be something else from now on.