Nightmare of War Exposed In TEARS OF GAZA,
World Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival
— Powerful film charts the devastating impact of war on children
— First P&I Screening Sept. 10 at 9:45 a.m., Scotiabank Theatre 6
Toronto, ON (September 9, 2010) – Amira. Razmira. Yahya. The names of just three of the tens of thousands of children surviving through the devastating aftermath of war. Filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg presents the world premiere of her powerful and emotionally devastating film Tears of Gaza at the 35th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9 – 19). The film is less a conventional documentary than a record – presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.
Press & Industry 1 – Sept. 10th, 09:45 AM Scotiabank Theatre 6
1st Public Screening Sept. 12th, 09:45 PM Scotiabank Theatre 4
Press & Industry 2 – Sept. 15th, 07:30 PM Scotiabank Theatre 2
2nd Public Screening Sept. 14th, 09:30 AM Varsity 7
3rd Public Screening Sept. 19th, 12:30 PM AMC 3
Tears of Gaza follows three children through the war and the period after the ceasefire. Løkkeberg delivers an horrific, first-hand glimpse into the nightmare of war. With raw footage from the front lines, the film exposes not only the cruelty of battle, but also the brutal consequences to women and children, forced to handle their everyday life after a dramatic war experience. Many of them live in tents or in ruins without walls or roofs, and are in dire need of money, food, water and electricity. Others have lost family members, or are left with seriously injured children. Can war solve conflicts or create peace?
Løkkeberg was born in Norway. She is an actor, director, screenwriter and author, and has become one of Norway’s most well-known personalities and leading feminist artists Løkkeberg started out as fashion model in Rome, Copenhagen, Paris and London in early 1960s. She has directed several features, including The Revelation (77), Betrayal (81), Hud (86), which screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, Måker (91), and Der gudene er døde (93). Løkkeberg’s Tears of Gaza is the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary film. Løkkeberg contrasts factual footage with fictional re-enactments to create a unique cinematic experience in hopes of elevating the viewer’s emotional connection to the subjects in the film and spurring protest.
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