It’s a sign of desperation, more than anything, that flotillas and films are the prevailing Palestinian tactics at the moment. While seagoing attempts to breach the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip are aimed at easing domestic shortages (of medicine and cement, for example), documentary makers have fixed their gaze and hopes on the international community. In the wake of Israel’s offshore assault on Gaza-bound ships, the Arab Film Festival screens two films inspired by a previous conflagration — the three-week war between Israel and Hamas as the calendar turned... More >>>