Gazawood: Filmakers under siege

0 Posted by - August 15, 2011 - Blog, Screen

Tarzan and Arab are Gaza artists who wanted to make films about their home. But they lacked resources, so instead they started making film posters for films they couldn’t make. Some of the films provocatively used the names given to military operations by the Israeli government — framing them in an aesthetic of action film. The posters were dramatic, enticing, provocative; but the films didn’t actually exist.

Then they began filming their photo-sessions for the movie posters, and one thing lead to another.  Soon they were making trailers for the films that didn’t exist.  Harriet Sherwood and Mat Heywood have made a terrific short documentary  for The Guardian about these artists. Check it out (above).

Leave a reply