Love During WartimeBy Derschmidt • 02:03 PM • Category: Lead Story
Love During Wartime is the real, modern-day tale of Romeo and Juliet. Two fated lovers fighting against the world with their only weapon: Love.
In the middle of the smoke and debris, from the most well-known running conflict in the world, is Osama, a Palestinian Muslim artist. Jasmin is an Israeli Jew who is a dancer and a daughter of German Jewish immigrants. All they want to do is create a new life together removed from politics, religion and history. But, of course, this is not easy in a land where their societies have turned their backs on them, disapproving of such a union. And so, they leave in search of a new life.
Gabriella Bier graduated from the documentary department at the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm 1997. Prior to that she worked as a journalist for press and TV, with African culture and social issues as field of interest. Between the years 1986-90 she studied Film, History of Philosophy and Science and International Relations at the University of Stockholm. Since leaving film school she has been working as a documentary director.
Gabriella’s work puts focus on cultural conflicts from a personal angle. Her documentaries have had cinematic release as well as been broadcasted on Swedish TV and Nordic channels. She is currently developing a documentary about Denmark using outrage as POV and writing a thesis on documentary work as part of an artistic science project at the University College. Apart from that she has been teaching documentary classes at the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre, arranged seminars i.e. about Israeli/Palestinian documentaries, produced radio documentaries, writing articles and is a member in the Jewish Cultural Committee of the Jewish congregation in Stockholm.