The War Around Us
Abdallah Salem Omeish
Documentary | USA, Palestine | 2012 | 75 min.
In 2008 two best friends found themselves trapped in one of the most dangerous places on earth – the only western journalists in the Gaza Strip on what was supposed to be a 24-hour assignment.
The War Around Us captures the collision of veteran war correspondent and one of TIME’s most 100 influential people, Ayman Mohyeldin, with rookie reporter Sherine Tadros. As missiles shower the city and unspeakable atrocities emerge, the pair are torn by fierce professional rivalry,private terror and grim humor – with no way out and the whole world watching. Winner of Best Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival.
Co-presented by Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC) (www.arabculturalcenter.org), and by Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) (www.mecaforpeace.org)