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Closed Zone: The 'Waltz With Bashir' Animator Animates Gaza Siege

Yoni Goodman, the Israeli animator who animated the award-winning, Oscar-nominated, animated documentary "Waltz With Bashir" has just released "Closed Zone" a 90-second animated short film about Gaza.

In it, a Palestinian in Gaza goes chasing after a blue bird, only to be turned back by imposing, massive hands as he approaches Gaza's borders.

The Palestinian watches rockets soar out of Gaza and hit an Israeli town. Then he is boxed in by the hands as he tries to escape from Israel's military counter-strike.
Goodman created the film for Gisha, an Israeli human rights group that has long challenged Israel's policies towards Gaza, especially the restrictions imposed on humanitarian aid to the 1.4 million Palestinians living there.

"The war made this film a mission for me," Goodman said in a short companion video on "The Making of Closed Zone."

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