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Naming Gaza's Dead

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Short film of a Vigil for Gaza held in Lancaster UK on August 6th 2014, organised by Lancaster Palestine Solidarity Campaign. 'Naming Gaza's Dead' is a reflection of what the vigil meant to the people involved, a record of the event, and a moving meditation on the names and ages of some of the people killed in bombings in Gaza, Palestine, July / August 2014.   Both the creation of the banners, over 100 feet of them, and the Vigil, were powerful and sobering experience for participants.  The children's names are in red, and we often noticed relatives and whole famillies names, killed together.

Bryony Rogers directed, filmed and edited the video, with extra camera and sound editing from Lauren Walker.   The film uses  the powerful song Fariyaad - Tears for Gaza, written in response to the crisis by Abar the Band, from Kasmir, with Aabid Qureshi and Umar Rather as members.  Abar the Band have their own YouTube channel.

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