Angel of Gaza

8-year-old Malak narrates her family arduous journey of romance, endless love, sacrifice and reunification with her father, in the U.S, after 7-year of forced separation. Angel of Gaza is a close-up portrait of a Palestinian child from Gaza and how they see the world around them.

  • Ahmed Mansour
    Director
    Brooklyn Inshallah
  • Paul Costello
    Writer
    Brooklyn Inshallah
  • Ahmed Mansour
    Producer
    Brooklyn Inshallah
  • Jillian Carole
    Producer
    Brooklyn Inshallah
  • Ziad Foty
    Producer
    El Mahal
  • Ayman Nijim
    Key Cast
  • Samah Nijim
    Key Cast
  • Malak Nijim
    Key Cast
  • Kareem Nijim
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Palestine, State of, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ahmed Mansour

Ahmed Mansour is an award-winning filmmaker from Gaza, Palestine. He did his masters in News and Documentary at New York University (NYU). Before moving to the US in 2015, he made a series of short films highlighting the humanitarian crisis in Gaza Strip after three successive wars. Ahmed's debut was his feature film "Brooklyn Inshallah" that had its World Premiere at the 2019 Mountainfilm Festival and NYC Premiere at DOC NYC. The film will be broadcasted nationally on World Channel and PBS in December. Ahmed has received residencies and fellowships from Duke University and from Washington Center for Narrative Studies. He was named the 2019 MountainFilm Emerging Filmmaker Fellow based in Telluride, Colorado.

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Director Statement

Family separation is in the news in a big way when it comes to the issue of immigration. As American leaders grapple with the impact such an experience has on children, and what such treatment says about how a nation values family, this story of forced family separation and re-union gives viewers insight into this experience and shows this as the everyday and historic reality of the Palestinian people.

As a refugee from Gaza, I have grown up through wars and seen the impact of families torn apart and families driven from their homes, I am a filmmaker who knows this experience from the inside. I am also a native Arab speaker who understands the challenge of translating a Gaza story into the language of word and image that American audiences can grasp.