by Anne Paq + Alaa' Qandil | 14 min. | 2016
What do you remember about the 51-day-long Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in 2014? Maybe the numbers: 2,200 dead, 11,000 injured, 100,000 homeless? The war, so closely watched by the media, has been measured, numbered, counted. But the statistics do not reflect the loss of a loved one, the bombing of a family home, or the trauma that comes after the ceasefire. Gaza: A Gaping Wound tells the stories of some of the families from the Gaza Strip whose lives were shattered during the Israeli military offensive in 2014. It stands as an intimate tale of sudden loss, pain, and the life in the aftermath. For the survivors, once the war ends, the struggle really begins. The film is part of a long-term project and web documentary Obliterated Families.