Eyewitness Gaza now more available

Sensing renewed interest in Gaza and our movie about it thru my photographic lens we’ve decided to increase availability to the movie.

You can view it on YouTube and Vimeo, download a compressed version, download a full version (if you’re a Public Access TV station or producer), buy a DVD copy by land mail, or purchase a book version of many photos in the movie.

For full information.

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Currently in Gaza, one month, spring 2013

Yes, I have the rare privilege of visiting Gaza—for the 6th time since 2004. I work with the American Friends Service Committee to teach photography and photograph their operations, mostly programs serving college age youth. As well as work with other organizations and express life here in general: conditions and struggles.

My other blog contains writing, photography, and movies from this trip, plus from later this spring from the rest of my journey to the West Bank and Israel. Also my website. I invite you to check them out for my latest posts. As usual, shortly after I return to the States I will be available for touring with my slide shows, print exhibits, workshops, and stories. I especially would like to visit middle and high schools, plus colleges and universities.

For two up-to-date reports of conditions here I commend these:

The Silent War: Israel's Blockade of Gaza (video)

UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports

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Tom Jackson and I welcome you to our website and blog. Our new movie, Eyewitness Gaza, about Gaza based on photographs I’ve made since 2004, hopefully will open eyes and generate action to bring justice with peace to that very small but highly vital region of the Levant.

We are nearly finished with the 2 year-long project and will circulate details as we have them. We plan to add a new trailer to this site by end of summer. Please consider hosting a screening or purchasing DVDs for local organizing. We plan to add action and awareness suggestions later to this site.

We are very grateful to our primary funder who wishes to remain anonymous and to all who have contributed to the project: crews in the United States and Gaza, focus groups for the movie as we edit it, family and friends who support us, critics who are sometimes hostile to our intentions but often have productive ideas, and for me personally, Skip, my muses, without whom I would be one inert bird.

For more blogs:

Skip Schiel

Adham Khalil (L) & Tom Jackson

Joe Public Films

Free Free Palestine, by Adham Khalil, unit director of Eyewitness Gaza in Gaza

From Gaza with Love, by Mona Al Farra, friend of many activists

Palestine: Memory Drafts & Future Alleys, by Rana Baker,  Gazan university student, former photography student of Schiel's, and activist