We have been providing production services in Gaza since 2005: documentary films, art videos, corporate shoots and many news and current affairs reports by international crews going to Gaza.
The Erez checkpoint in southern Israel is the only possible way for journalists to enter Gaza. The border crossing must be coordinated in advance with both the Israeli and the Palestinian Authority officials.
Highlight Films has an excellent production team in Gaza. While our Tel Aviv office is responsible for coordinating the entry procedures, our Gaza team covers all issues related to logistics, transportation, security and location permitting, including aerial filming by drones in Gaza.
In 2016 we worked with the artist Ai WeiWei in the production of his documentary film in Gaza, and we are planning two international documentary project to take place in Gaza in the fall.
In 2017 we produced a National Geographic feature in Gaza, as well as news and current affairs report for British and European broadcasters.
Our Israeli and Palestinian teams coordinate with each other the border crossing and any changes along the production timeline.
There were several military operations in the last decade, and in all of them we supported a a large number of camera crews and journalists moving back and forth between Gaza and Israel. In such times we usually open an operation center near the Erez border crossing.