Hey folks, Harry here... Tim League & I were contacted by Pam Bailey who met and interviewed Tarzan & Arab in Gaza where they live. This is the most extensive interview that I've yet seen done with these two remarkably talented young men. It's their passion which speaks to me. Just incredible. Raised by a father that loved cinema. It's a story that humanizes what it is to live and grow up in a region that we only really know for its pain. Tarzan & Arab are now here in Austin. Having safely arrived yesterday. I can't wait to meet these two and more fully explore the world of film they've been exposed to and find out what more I can do to help them on their odyssey of cinematic discovery! Cuz movies rule all!
Here's Pam Bailey's awesome Documentary short entitled "LIFE AS A MOVIE"
Now that you know a bit more - get involved - help raise money for their first feature, which they'll shoot in the Gaza Strip. So excited! This will be so cool to be a part of.
Or perhaps you wish to meet them and join in as an audience member this Wednesday in their first United States screening of their short film, along with the screening of their favorite film, Ingmar Bergman's CRIES & WHISPERS at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. Which will be their very first feature film to see in a movie theater, something they've only ever dreamt of experiencing. As their movie theater in Gaza is a burnt out shell.