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Ambulance (2016)

  • The Cultural Valley 'Katara' Katara Art Centre (KAC), Bldg 5 Doha Qatar (map)

Documentary / Palestine, Norway / 80 min / English subtitles

Writer, Director: Mohamed Jabaly
Producer: John-Arvid Berger
Production: Jabfilm

Ambulance is a raw, first-person account of the war in July 2014. Mohamed Jabaly, a young man from Gaza City joins an ambulance crew as the war approaches. What is it like to live under constant threat? How can Mohamed find his place in a country under siege, where there seems to be no foreseeable future? We experience the war through Mohamed’s eyes, watching directly from the passenger's seat, as he comes of age among dead bodies, terrified families, and the constant risk of sudden death.

In response to the dark chaos of war, Mohamed learns to rely on his captain and crew-mates from the ambulance, who in turn support Mohamed to make a film that expresses both the trauma and hope of the too-often invisible citizens of Gaza.

A filmmaker and artist from Gaza, worked with several organizations on many projects as a filmmaking and photography trainee and was also a media coordinator for ‘Save Youth Future Society’. His wish is to introduce the story of Palestine and its people to the international community through songs, films and photos in order to open windows from the world to seiged Gaza. His recent films include Daboos (short, 2014), Here’s Gaza (doc, 2014), We Teach Life, Sir! (music video, 2014) and Saffa (Short, 2014).

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