Cinema - Gaza: In Search Of A Dead Sea - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Cinema: A screening of two documentary films 'Floating on a Dead Sea' and 'Gaza'

All proceeds from this event go to Palestine Children's Relief Fund and the Palestinian Circus School. POSTPONED NEW DATE TBC

Sunday 23rd June 2024 | 3pm

Admission: €10. All proceeds to Palestine Children's Relief Fund and Palestinian Circus School

Book Tickets
Floating on a Dead Sea image by Alaa Aliabdallah.


Floating on a Dead Sea (The Documentary)

Floating on a Dead Sea is a documentary film by Catherine Young Dance Company. It was made while in the process of creating a new dance piece by the same name, which will be on national tour in October/November 2024.

It places us in the footsteps of ordinary Palestinians, giving us the chance to witness their sense of enduring injustice, listen more deeply to those whose voices are not being heard, and feel their urgency and need for action.

On returning to Ireland, there is a helplessness of leaving behind unfinished stories, friends and a piece of your heart. On asking our fellow dancers in Palestine ‘what can we do?’, the response was ‘tell people.’ This film aims to do just that.” Catherine Young

Floating on a Dead Sea is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Kerry County Council and supported by Dublin Dance Festival.

Director: Catherine Young | Director of Photography & Editor: Luca Truffarelli
30 mins | Ireland, Palestine | 2021 | English


It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labelled as the world’s largest open-air prison, this is a beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict.

Gaza depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it, painting a tender portrait of a beleaguered humanity.

Winner, Best Documentary, Dublin Film Critics Award, Dublin International Film Festival 2019

Director: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell
90 mins | Ireland, Palestine | 2019 | 12A | Arabic

All proceeds from this screening go to Palestine Children's Relief Fund and Palestinian Circus School.