In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Fayka al-Najar, who plays an Israeli female soldier, adjusts her hat on the set of a movie being made in Gaza called, '' Losing Shalit.'' (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Gaza's tiny movie industry may struggle with amateur actors and power outages, but at least it has a winning formula of which the producers never seem to tire: the heroics, from a Palestinian perspective, of those fighting Israeli occupation.Like the first Gaza film, about a senior militant commander, it received financing from the Hamas government. The Schalit capture and eventual prisoner swap are seen by Hamas as a triumph in its long-running confrontation with Israel, and helped boost the movement's support in Gaza.Jundiyeh, 47, studied film in Germany in the 1980s and 1990s and said his teachers included director Volker Schloendorff, a prominent member of the New German Cinema. After his return to Gaza in 1996, Jundiyeh made documentaries and acted in a soap opera on Palestine TV.Since the Emad Akel movie, filmmakers in Gaza have produced several documentaries and short films, but making full-length movies remains a challenge. The Culture Ministry in Gaza is financing the Schalit movie, along with contributions from a local production company, al-Wataniya, and Jundiyeh himself, according to al-Wataniya.Despite the Gaza government's support, Jundiyeh said he is independent.
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