On his way to attend a wedding with his adolescent son Waleed, a middle-aged father, Nasser, receives news of his father’s serious illness. He turns in the direction of his rural hometown south of Riyadh.
Malek, the father of the filmmaker, told her nothing about his childhood in Algeria. Several years later, he revealed his story in a written script. The father and daughter finally made the journey to Mansourah, his home village: to see his house again, to meet other men who have experienced the same tearing.
Gaza takes us to a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.