Garry Keane / Andrew McConnell
Ireland/Canada/Germany, 2019, 94’
Gaza takes us to a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.
(b. 1992) After studying film at the London College of Communication and at the Irish National Film School, he worked as a director of photography in New York and London, before finally settling in Ireland, where he has been a documentary filmmaker for the last 25 years. In that time Garry has directed over 100 hours of TV documentaries for European and American broadcasters in over 20 countries worldwide. In 2011, he set up Real Films and since then Keane’s documentaries have been nominated for 11 Irish Film& Television Academy Awards; of these, his films have won four, including two in the Best Director: TV category in 2013 and 2018.
Award-winning photographer who has been covering world events for over 15 years. His work often focuses on themes of conflict and displacement and has appeared many of the world’s top publications. Andrew has worked in-depth on issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis, conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the forgotten Sahrawi people of Western Sahara, for which he was awarded first place at the World Press Photo Awards.