Saturday, December 3, 2011

Puertas al Mar (Spanish documentary on Gaza Fishermen - English Subtitles)

Puertas al Mar English Subtitles from Puertas Al Mar on Vimeo.

Between December 2010 and January 2011 the Israeli army's attacks on Gaza's waters caused at least 14 arrests, among them two children, the confiscation of 2 boats and damages in equipments.

This documentary is part of a project implemented by UAWC and the APY Foundation in the Gaza Strip for the rehabilitation of fishing boats, distribution of equipment, and trainings in human rights and advocacy.
A total of 886 families dependent on fishing benefited from the project, which had the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID).
This documentary is the sole responsibility of its authors and the UAWC, and does not reflect necessarily the opinion of the AECID.

20, 12, 6, 3 nautical miles. Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip see how their working area shrinks more and more. Their boats sail up and down the coast, finding little fish in highly polluted waters. They make a living between shifting boundaries imposed by the gunfire of the Israeli army. The sea that always fed them now has gates that cannot be crossed.