"10 Days in Gaza" to be Shown on Tuesday
"10 Days in Gaza" Movie and Presentation by Gadi Sukenik
10 Days in Gaza: Tuesday, March 7, 8:00 pm, at Santa Cruz Hillel, 222 Cardiff Place, (next to 7-11 below the UCSC campus). Free for students, $10 for non-students.
“10 Days in Gaza” is a strong and provocative movie about a difficult story that has just recently transpired. The Israeli pullout from Gaza just six months ago ended 38 years of Israeli military control and an active Jewish population of residents. These events were not well covered by much of the world’s media. The power of this film is its uncompromising reflection of Israel’s freedom of the press, the love that Jews display for every inch of their country, and the gentle and humane nature of the Israeli army at this most sensitive moment in Israel’s modern history. The questions that this film raise are about the price and results of this relocation of thousands of residents and their supporters. It also explores the behavior of some of the more radicalized among the Gaza settlers.The film will remind everyone of how willing Israel has been to pursue peace with its Arab neighbors even at risk of repositioning its military forces, evacuating and retreating from the entire Gaza Strip.
The film, a compilation of footage from Israeli TV Channel 2’s live coverage of the withdrawal, runs 63 minutes. After the showing, Gadi Sukenik, an anchorman for Channel 2, will be available in person to discuss the film and answer questions about the Israeli media and the disengagement.
The Film Screening and Speaker are sponsored by the Israel Center in San Francisco, Santa Cruz Hillel, and the Santa Cruz Israel Action Committee.