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Wed, Jan 11th, 2017 Written by 

Ambulance (15)

  • Director: Mohamed Jabaly
  • Country: Palestine/Norway
  • Year: 2016
  • Running time: 80'

This is an extraordinary raw, first person account of the last war in Gaza. As the war begins Mohamed Jabaly picks up his camera and joins an ambulance crew. Watching the horror unfold as the crew speeds to the aftermath of each attack gives him a unique perspective on the heroism of the crew and the suffering of ordinary Palestinians.

A dizzying, frequently distressing but essential act of witness, Jabaly’s deadpan commentary cuts through the rhetoric to show the stark reality of life in Gaza. Giving us a glimpse of war like no other, this vividly conveys the anger, grief and resilience of people trapped in a situation over which they have no control alongside the dedication (and humour) of the ambulance crew.

creates a wider, more thoughtful portrait of a city under siege and becomes a fascinating testimonial to personal and collective resilience.” Screen International

Part of the Voices of Resistance Season

With a Q&A with director Mohamed Jabaly after the screenings at Chapter Arts Centre and Taliesin Arts Centre.



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