Gaza under Siege (2001)

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Tenth programme in the second series of `Life' programmes, focusing on the impact of globalisation on the urban environment. Films one typical refugee family struggling to cope with life on the densely populated Gaza Strip, which is home to over a million Palestinians. Since the second Intifada began in September 2000, none of Gaza's 40,000 day labourers have been able to cross the border into Israel. The checkpoint is also closed to all goods and medical supplies coming in from Israel and the West Bank. Most of the residents of the Gaza Strip are refugees whose families have lived in camps since 1948.

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