On Nov. 30, please join filmmaker Ahmed Mansour at Friends Place on Capitol Hill for a screening of his film, Angel of Gaza. Following the screening of this short film (20 minutes), we will hold a discussion and engage in advocacy for a ceasefire.
About the Film
In Angel of Gaza, 8-year-old Malak narrates her family’s arduous journey of love, sacrifice, and reunification with her father in the United States after seven years of forced separation. The film is a close-up portrait of a Palestinian child from Gaza and how they see the world around them.
About the Director
Ahmed Mansour is an award-winning filmmaker from Gaza, Palestine. He earned his M.A. in News and Documentary from New York University (NYU). Before moving to the United States in 2015, he made a series of short films highlighting the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following three successive wars.
Ahmed’s debut was his feature film “Brooklyn Inshallah,” which had its World Premiere at the 2019 Mountainfilm Festival and NYC Premiere at DOC NYC. The film is currently being broadcast nationally on World Channel and PBS. Ahmed has received residencies and fellowships from Duke University and the Washington Center for Narrative Studies. He was named the 2019 Mountain Film Emerging Filmmaker Fellow in Telluride, CO.