Between a Rock and a Hard Place


On December 31, 2009, a march and demonstration is planned in the Gaza Strip to protest the occupation and siege of the territory.  Tens of thousands of Gazan residents, joined by hundreds of marchers from the U.S. and around the world, are expected to take part in this historic act of civil disobedience.

The residents of Gaza today are faced with two impossible choices.  Resist through armed struggle, which will surely cause massive deaths, or quietly wait for a start of negotiations, which history has proven will achieve few lasting results.

This first mass non-violent protest is an important turning point for the Palestinian people as it could help chart a course toward conflict resolution.  Or it could be a bust!

Between a Rock and a Hard Place is chronicling this experience through the eyes of six participants, three in Gaza, three who will be traveling from the U.S.

This is version 1.1 of a preview series.  As new footage is taped over the next month updated previews will be posted.

Feedback and comments are welcomed.


Maurice Jacobsen, Producer

Maurice Jacobsen is an independent video producer now in Jerusalem on his way to Gaza to do research and background taping for a project titled Gaza 24/24.  Please see to learn more.

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