Spanish film director Alberto Arce 33 and Mohammed Rjuailah has produced a documentary film To Shoot an Elephant - for which Alberto Arce received the Best Director Award at the Dei Popoli Film Festival in Florence on November 7, 2009.
The documentary film provides some insight into the daily life of 1.5 million Gazzans under USraeli sanctions and during the Israeli invasion of Gazzah Strip from December 25-January 16, 2009 – through a series of vignettes Alberto was able to film. Alberto is part of the International Solidarity movement. The film’s title is borrowed from 1936 essay by George Orwell in which he denounced the colonial politics.
Adri Nieuwhof interviewed Alberto Arce in which he said:
“People died in Gaza and I cannot wake the dead. The hundreds of children who died during Operation Cast Lead were human beings. It’s not about statistics. The audience at the world premier in Florence remained silent after watching the film. I found that impressive. The film is cruel. It makes you feel you are part of this reality…..”