Synopsis by Ryan Shriver
The quality of Palestinian life within the Gaza Strip and its economic dependence on the Israeli nation is examined in filmmaker Ram Loevy's 2003 political documentary entitled Seger (Close, Closing, Closure). With approximately one million residents within the Gaza Strip, much of the region's populace must enter Israel in order to earn a living. As security at the border checkpoints fluctuates in severity depending on the current state of affairs within Israel, the citizenry of Gaza are forced to yield to the whims of the Israeli government when the checkpoints close down or reopen, depending on the government's perceived threat levels. When security is high, these checkpoints enter into very intense standoffs between the Gaza civilians and the Israeli army, with neither side seeming capable or willing to take the other side's point-of-view into consideration. Seger was a participating film in numerous Jewish-themed film festivals, and was often screened in conjunction with Haim Re-Tel Rumeidah -- another 2003 documentary focusing on life during the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
conflict, fence [barrier], Intifada, Israeli [nationality], land-war, pacifism, Palestine, peace-treaty, settler, territory