A short excerpt from the feature length documentary film Flying Paper. Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying. FlyingPaper.org
The film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp. They join a remarkable quest, along with thousands of other children, to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives.
The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal.
While the record-breaking event is what drives the film's narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza.
“A cinematic journey into the kite culture among Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip, and their quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.” - Alessandra Bajec, Progressive.org
"Flying Paper promises to be one of those films that I will never forget.” - Samya Ayish, CNN Arabic.
"the film offers a rare glimpse into the humanity of Gaza ...” - Debra Kamin, The Times of Israel.
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