Julio Perez, Carles Bover / Short documentary / Spain / 2017 / 19min / Dialogue: Spanish, Arabic, English / Subtitles: Arabic, English
Following the israeli raids on the Gaza strip in 2004, this short documentary takes us on a trip to Gaza where the brutality and violations of human rights are witnessed, throughout the daily lives of the people who remain under an unjust blockade and constant raids by israeli occupation forces, holding on to life, and hope.
About the filmmaker: Julio Pérez del Campo graduated from University of Ireland in 2004 with a major in Environmental Protection and from the URJC University in 2005 in Environmental Sciences. After several years working as a teacher at various secondary schools of Castilla-La Mancha, also at UNED University and several courses of direction and photography direction, he received a Master's degree in Documentary and New Formats at URJC University. Since then, Julio made several documentaries that received many awards in local and international festivals, furthermore he directed and produced his first feature documentary ‘Gas The Arabs’ with Carles Bover and the two joined efforts again in ‘Gaza’ that recently won the Goya Award for best short documentary.
Carles Bover holds a degree in Audiovisual Communications. After graduating, and due to his interest in carrying out social projects, he received a Master’s Degree in Documentary and New Formats. In 2015, Bover made his first short documentary ‘Escucha mi mirada’ which was featured in multiple selections including the Abycine and Art Jove Festival. In 2017, Carles Bover produced and co-directed GAZA with Julio Perez (winner of the Goya Award for best short documentary) and their feature ‘Gas The Arabs’ following the israeli attacks on Gaza in 2004. He is currently directing his first feature-length documentary ‘Creative Destruction of A City’ which was developed at DocsBarcelona, co-produced by El Retorno Producciones and IB3 TV.