Gaza Fights for Freedom (Fall, 2021)

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm ~ The Little Theatre ~ Admission: free

2019 Documentary ~ 1 hr 24 mins ~ Directed by Abby Martin

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The creation of Gaza Fights for Freedom was Abby Martin’s debut documentary. In order to document fully the realities of the occupation, Martin joined forces with journalists in Gaza, and that collaboration resulted in this story of the Great March of Return, a nonviolent demonstration that protested Israel’s illegal and inhumane treatment of Palestinian refugees.

This film also reviews much of the history of the country’s ongoing suffering by offering rare footage that has not been utilized by Western media. Heroes abound. They are medics, journalists, and children, and their testimonies are riveting and memorable.

Ms. Martin will join us virtually for a discussion after the presentation.

Abby Martin
Abby Martin

Abby Martin is an American journalist, documentary filmmaker, and social activist. A native of California, she attended San Diego State University where she earned a degree in political science. In 2015, Martin founded The Empire Files, an interview series that included on-the-scene reports in the Palestinian refugee camps. In 2019, she released Gaza Fights for Freedom in collaboration with her husband, Michael Prysner, co-writer and producer of the documentary. She views art as a “way to interpret the ugly truths in the world and reflect a better future.”