Year of production : 2013 Country : PALESTINE Length : 14 minutes
"Cast Lead," the name of the 2009 offensive against the Gaza Strip, alone tells of its brutality. So does the siege's duration: 22 continuous days. Terror and despair, the universal reaction to conflict situations, seize the population. Unable to move, people are plunged into an unbearable oppression of forced resignation.
Caught in the net of such brutality, the first instinct of a human being is to eat, stay warm, secure a source of light. Banal gestures in the return to life's most urgent needs and necessities, the search for physical and psychological safety and equilibrium.
In the heart of war, do we make love? No, this quest for tenderness, this fundamental communication, the sexual instinct is suddenly cut off. The marriage bed becomes a kind of no man's land.