LUX are currently hosting an online screening of Rosalind Nashashibi’s ‘Electrical Gaza’ (2015). You can watch ‘Electrical Gaza’ on the LUX website here, until 31 October 2023. LUX Scotland would like to thank our colleagues at LUX, Rosalind Nashashibi and Minou Norouzi for organising this screening.
Follow this link to read recent reflections from Rosalind Nashashibi on the history and making of the film.
Follow this link to read an essay by Minou Norouzi about the film that was originally published by MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture journal. An emergency addendum is included alongside the link to the original text.
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In ‘Electrical Gaza‘ Rosalind Nashashibi combines her footage of Gaza, and the fixer, drivers and translator who were her constant company, with animated scenes. She presents Gaza as under a spell; isolated, suspended in time, difficult to access and highly charged. She shows us Gaza as she experienced it in the quiet pause before the onslaught of Israeli bombardment in the summer of 2014. Nashashibi travelled to Gaza with producer Kate Parker and cinematographer Emma Dalesman.
Commissioned by the Trustees of Imperial War Museum.
Director of Photography: Emma Dalesman. Producer: Kate Parker.
Image description: A 16mm film still shows a group of people in Gaza from behind looking towards a large patterned metal gate as it closes.