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Gaza Rolls Out A Red Carpet Through The Rubble For A Film Festival

The event last week took place amongst the ruins of last summer's 50-day conflict with Israel.

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There was a film festival in Gaza City last week, amid the ruins of last year's brutal conflict between Israel and Gaza. And, as this beautiful video shows, the organizers even rolled out a red carpet through the rubble.

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The film festival lasted three days and showed documentaries about human rights, according to its Facebook page.

#shujaia in #Gaza is challenging #occupation & #destruction by its #RedCarpet #FilmFestival. #resilience

Lama Film, a production company based in Gaza, organized the event. Lama's director's office and film archives were destroyed in last year's conflict, the Huffington Post reported.

The Karama Gaza Human Rights Film Festival now showing in the rubble of Shujaiya

Last year's conflict between Israel and Hamas killed over 2,100 people in Gaza, as well as 67 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel, the BBC reported at the time.

Gaza's last cinema was shuttered over two decades ago during the first intifada, an uprising against Israel's occupation of the territory, Al Jazeera reported in December.

Shyamantha Asokan is a foreign news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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