Gaza-Sderot: A Tale of Two Cities

NORMAL PEOPLE: Gaza-Sderot captures daily life on both sides of the border in the days before Israel's military campaign

A group of women gossiping in a hair salon hardly makes for gripping drama — except, perhaps, if the salon is in Sderot, Israel, and the women are reminiscing about life before an Israeli military blockade stopped the Palestinian men who used to commute from their homes in Gaza. "You remember Gingi the redhead?" asks one woman, as she sits having her hair blow-dried. "He used to do all the roofs. On Friday nights we'd cook couscous and invite him for dinner. We weren't scared."

In the new French-made multimedia documentary Gaza-Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything, moments...

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