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Virtual: Friday Night Film Discussion: "Gaza, Mon Amour" *For Adults

Virtual: Friday Night Film Discussion: "Gaza, Mon Amour" *For Adults

Date(s) - 07/22/2022
7:00 pm

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Free USD
Contact Person:

(508) 881-0134
Ashland Public Library


We love discussing Films! Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for a congenial conversation about a wide variety of genres!

About this event

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Gaza, Mon Amour” In this film, Issa, a 60-year-old fisherman in Gaza has never had the courage to tell Siham he’s in love with her. When he finds a phallic sculpture of the Greek god Apollo in his fishing net, he believes his luck may have turned around.

The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch “Gaza, Mon Amour” on Kanopy – one of the library’s video streaming service – and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register – you can use any of BPL’s online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link – which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact with any questions.


Set in present-day Gaza, sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works at the market with her daughter Leila. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue of Apollo in his fishing nets, Issa hides it, not knowing what to do with this mysterious and potent treasure. Yet deep inside, he feels that this discovery will change his life forever.


Running Time: 88 mins


Year: 2021


Filmmakers: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser


Features: Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Salim Daw


Language: Arabic

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