Gaza By Her

Palestine / 2017 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 22 min

A tribute to all the women in Gaza: the women who are trying to leave a unique imprint of change, love, and success, despite all the difficulties. It is an extraordinary experience that allows us to meet 4 women; the singer, the fashion designer, the activist, and the mother, who share their hope for a better future.

Director: May Odeh, Riham Al Ghazali
Writer: May Odeh, Riham Al Ghazali
DOP: Ibrahim Yaghi
Producer: May Odeh


After the film, May Odeh, along with the moderator, will discuss issues based on the themes from the film. How do Palestinian women deal with the reality of occupation and the surrounding circumstances through cinema? How does the media generally celebrate Palestinian directors? These are some of the questions which will be discussed during the seminar. There will also be opportunities for the audience to ask questions and take part in the conversation.

March 3 13.00, Röda Kvarn
March 4 17.00, Panora





 Directors May Odeh, Riham Al Ghazali

May Odeh is born in Birzeit-Palestine. She is a director and producer, known for Diaries (2011), Gaza by Her 2017, Drawing for Better dreams 2015, Searching for Napoleon (2006) and famous of Producing The crossing “2017”. She is the founder of ODEH FILMS; a production company aiming to produce and distribute creative documentary and fiction films.
Riham Al Ghazali, born in Syria, is a photographer and filmmaker based in Gaza. She received her bachelor degree in journalism and media from Al-Aqsa University. She has produced several short documentary films and has participated in international festivals and competitions.