So what do the people who live there do when they're not under siege?
Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell's atypical approach to their subject matter yields unexpected, unfamiliar stories of people plagued by conflict but not defined by it.
Gaza cannot be understood in a purely political context or by analysing tragic sound bites during conflict. It can only be understood by immersion, by living amongst its people and by recognizing and exploring its rich social diversity and cultural subtleties.
Gaza depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it. As the filmmakers travel through the physically broken and battered landscape, they allow their subjects to speak for themselves.
Through them, we gain a nuanced understanding of what life is really like for Gaza's citizens. In Keane and McConnell's tender portrait of beleaguered humanity, we experience familiarity and affinity with this unique community.