The War Around Us documents the 2008–2009 Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip through the eyes of two young Al-Jazeera English correspondents, Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros, who were trapped in the conflict. The incursion claimed the lives of nearly 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis (four from friendly fire).
The Maynard United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Avenue is hosting a free screening of The War Around Us on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Hannah Trate and Brian Yeh of The Campaign for BDS at Ohio State will lead a discussion about the film and answer questions about the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to end Israel's occupation of Palestine. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The War Around Us is "a montage of raw footage from the war — images of carnage, decimated buildings, and persistent bomb blasts . . . interspersed between candid, emotional interviews with both journalists as they share what it was like being the sole Western news reporters on the ground," writes reviewer Yasmin Nouh in OC Weekly.