Al Jazeera English - GENERAL - Locked in: Life in Gaza
Filmmakers: George Azar and Mariam Shahin
Munzer al-Dayyeh is a 40-year-old mechanic living in Gaza. In a land of ruin and disrepair, Munzer is kept busy fixing generators and repairing motorbikes.
In June 2007, Israel placed Gaza under siege and imposed an unprecedented blockade on nearly all movement and supplies in and out of the Gaza Strip.
Munzer is a traditional man from a conservative society where inter-marriage is common.
In Munzer's case, inter-breeding has brought hereditary problems – most of his children are either visually impaired or physically handicapped.
Munzer can not find any way to get his children out of Gaza to get medical treatment.
Petrol is increasingly expensive, motorbikes not cars are becoming popular. Electricity is sporadic and infrequent, generators are becoming popular. Munzer fixes both.
But while the effects of war and ongoing siege may be good for his business, it has frustrated his attempts to secure medical treatment for his disabled children.
His eldest daughter is blind and clings to the hope of travelling to London for specialist treatment. His eldest son is suffering from muscular disorder.
Besieged in Gaza, neither has the hope of medical treatment abroad.
This film offers an insight into an everyday man struggling to make a living and to find a solution for his family in the unique difficulties of the Gaza Strip.