Gaza on Screen Film Festival: Degrade (2015) directed by Ahmad Abu Nasser and Mohammed Abu Nasser.
The Gaza Strip today. Christine’s beauty salon is croweded with female
clients: a bitter divorcée, a religious woman, a woman addicted to prescription
drugs and a young bride-to-be, among others. However, their leisure is disrupted when gunfire breaks out across the street. A gangland family has stolen
the lion from Gaza’s zoo, and Hamas has decided it’s time to settle old scores.
Imprisoned in the salon, the women begin to unravel.
Followed by Q&A with Mahmoud Abu Ghalwa, moderated by Hamid Dabashi