Palestinian filmmaker's documentary reveals the reality of living in Gaza under conflict

01/08/14 Robert Lorei
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Tags: Where Should The Birds Fly, Palestine, Israel, Fida Qishta


Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her award winning documentary Where Should The Birds Fly. The film shows what life is like for the residents of Gaza- a Palestinian area captured and controlled by Israel since 1967. It begins with chilling footage of Israeli bulldozers destroying houses in Rafah in 2004.

Qishta, a native of Rafah, the city in the south of the Gaza Strip, watched her parents’ house of 30 years crumble under the bulldozers. As it was destroyed, her father told her and her family to leave and keep walking. “He feared if our eyes took in the sight, our hearts would be filled with hate,” Qishta says.

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Damn, Rawb. Why you belittling Dave from Seminole? Dennis Rodman is totally a spy! Just kidding. Dave from Seminole be trippin'.

Today's show reminded me of the hulu original called The Promise. It is a serious drama that examines the plight of the Palestinians, from sixty years ago through the present. A young woman goes with an Israeli friend to Israel when she has to go back home for military service. The young woman is thrust into the social conflict and gains an understanding of "the other side".