I know. I have been on a huge video kick lately. Hang with me for one more. To Shoot An Elephant is a documentary by Alberto Arce and Muhammad Rujailah about the experiences of Gazans during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in 2008/2009. The documenting team stayed in Gaza after Israel gave internationals the chance to leave the strip and let the cameras roll. The documenting team stayed in the strip to truly witness the atrocities that happened. The filming is rough, but the images are horribly brutal and telling. Images including dead children and bombed hospitals make the film incredibly revealing, but, unfortunately, probably too graphic to make an impact on the American view of Cast Lead. Be sure to watch with a box of [tweetmeme] tissues, but then be sure to help let the truth out.
Here is the trailer. But the entire film is available online and is also downloadable here.