Acclaimed Animator Tackles Gaza

One of the creators of Oscar-nominated animation Waltz With Bashir has made a short film to alter Israeli perceptions of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

A 90-second film Closed Zone has been launched online in support of the human rights group Gisha, which advocates freedom of movement for Palestinians. It shows a Palestinian boy chasing a bird but having his path blocked. About 1.5 million Palestinians live in Gaza, which has been under a tight Israeli blockade since July 2007…

Closed Zone has been released on and YouTube: