Several times we’ve mentioned Fida Qishta’s riveting documentary about the human cost of the Gaza onslaught, called Where Should The Birds Fly. Many in our community have helped out this brave young filmmaker, including Noam Chomsky. Well, good news, the film can now be purchased from a distributor online by anyone interested in learning what it’s like to live in Gaza.
I’m told the producers did not get a distributor till now because the documentary was showing at film festivals; that meant you could only see it if the makers brought a copy to you. Now anyone can buy the film for $25.And the producers are hoping that it will get more exposure now.
Here’s the info at the distributor:
Now available for purchase:
Personal use – $24.95 Educational, Institutional and License to Screen to an Audience – 249.95
For information and to purchase:
Where Should the Birds Fly?When Israel launched its “Operation Cast Lead” assault on Gaza in December 2008-January 2009, killing 1300 civilians (including over 300 children) videographer Fida Qishta ran out among the exploding rockets and bombs to record what was happening. She was the only one filming the attack; there were no news organizations on the ground.
The footage of the carnage and chaos and her focus on the story of 10 year old Mona Al Samoudi who survived a rocket attack on her home that killed 23 members of her family has been worked into a shocking and moving story that gives background and insights into the everyday life of Gazans coping with Israel’s strangling blockade and violent attacks.
This is the 5th anniversary of the deadly “Cast Lead” massacre on Gaza, help keep the true, human story of that event alive.
Where Should The Birds Fly
Production Year: 2012
Producers: Brian Drolet, Felice Gelman, Barbara Grill
Editors: Gladys Joujou
Locale: : Gaza, Palestine