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HumanDocs Film Series: Gaza

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Ward Hall

Gaza Film

A 2019 Sundance selection, Gaza hauntingly documents life in the Gaza Strip as filmmakers relate the stories of people from various walks of life in the troubled region, from fishermen to business professionals. The documentary's directors Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell have chosen to bypass policy debates and expert interviews, letting the context and themes of the film emerge from the compelling personal narratives it captures.

"Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news," the filmmakers explain, "offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict."

A brief discussion will follow the screening, featuring:

  • Daoud Abudiab, co-founder and board president, Faith and Culture Center
  • Dr. David McRay, medical director, Murfreesboro Inpatient Unit, Alive Hospice
  • Walter Surdacki, professor, Lipscomb College of Bible & Ministry
  • Michael McRay (moderator), southeastern regional manager, Narrative 4

Now in its eleventh year of screening quality documentaries about vital issues of social justice, HumanDocs, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is grateful for its ongoing partnership with the Lipscomb Honors College.

HumanDocs screenings are free and open to the public.