Flying Paper: A documentary film about borders and kites in Gaza

Date:
09.07.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
english with english subtitles

Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. This feature-length documentary film (71 mins in duration) is directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill and co-produced with a team of young filmmakers in Gaza. The film cinematically captures the creative spirit of young Palestinian children as they struggle to make kites that strive to cross borders that they themselves cannot pass due to the ongoing blockade of Gaza.

Nitin Sawhney – Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the New School, with a PhD from the MIT Media Lab. Nitin’s research, teaching and creative practice engages the critical role of technology, civic media, and artistic interventions in contested spaces. He examines social movements and crisis contexts, though forms of creative urban tactics, participatory research, performance and documentary film.

Film website: www.FlyingPaper.org