In June 2007, Israel and Egypt imposed a land, air and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, Palestine. The collapse of Gaza’s economy and movement restrictions have been compounded by successive wars against this tiny blockaded stretch of land by Israeli military forces.
The lives of a whole generation born in the 2000s have been punctuated by airstrikes, occupation, protests and shortages. Either injured themselves, or friends or relatives of wounded patients treated by Médecins Sans Frontières teams, Abdullah, Aseel, Nermin, Shams and Yasmin live in Gaza.
Lives overburdened by traumatic memories – the war in the summer of 2014, the deluge of bullets fired by the Israeli army during the 2018 Great March of Return protests, video games, the poems recited on social media, beach cafés, graduation ceremonies, but also occupation.
In this 4-episode mini-series, Abdullah, Aseel, Nermin, Shams and Yasmin describe their daily lives as teenagers under blockade and occupation.