“It’s because of all the things I didn’t have as a child
that I want the children here to have something with
beauty…because who knows what life will bring!”
Sahar Al Mozain, worker at Deir Al Balah Rehabilitation Centre
In the winter of 2008/9, in response to the Israeli attack on
Gaza, Az Theatre (London) and Theatre for Everybody (Gaza)
launched GAZA DRAMA LONG TERM, a 10-year collaboration.
The first stage of this project is GAZA BREATHING SPACE, a
programme of drama sessions working with the young people
who have been most disturbed by the impact of organised
armed conflict. This work takes place at the Rehabilitation
Centres in Deir Al Balah and Jabalya refugee camps.
THE GAZA BREATHING SPACE FILM is a record of this work
and the personal and professional journey undertaken by Az
Director, Jonathan Chadwick, to Gaza in November 2011 to
meet and talk to participants, families and workers involved.
It offers a unique insight into the work with young people
being undertaken by Gaza artists and an intimate portrait of
life, resilience and resistance behind the blockade.
The film was shot on a simple DV camera by Jonathan
Chadwick and edited by Maysoon Pachachi.
You are invited to a
screening of


Followed by a conversation with the film-makers about the project and the film led by Dr. Ruba Salih, Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London.

7pm on Thursday 23 February 2012

at The Khalili Lecture Theatre
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street. London
WC1H 0XG. Near Russell Square