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Samouni Road: Gaza massacre film earns rave reviews at Cannes

CANNES: A "devastating" film about the massacre of an extended Palestinian family in Gaza by Israeli forces in 2009 has been hailed by critics at the Cannes film festival. Italian filmmaker Stefano Savona spent nine years trying to piece together what happened when a farming community in the north of the Gaza Strip was razed by Israeli special forces, killing 29 civilians mostly huddled together in one house. The wounded -- largely women and children -- were left for three days before the Red Cross could get to them.…