Why is it propaganda? Because every scene is staged not to reflect reality but to maximize fundraising.
Gaza kids don’t meet in the middle of the artificially maintained rubble of Shujaiyeh to create makeshift see-saws.
Gaza kids don’t spontaneously gather to dance to a kid who created makeshift drums. Pre-teens don’t say “I want to see my society progress, and I want to have a hand in that progress.” Boys and girls generally don’t play together anywhere, let alone in a Muslim sector like Gaza. They certainly don’t put their hands together to celebrate the wonderful idea of throwing a hard-to-find bottle into the sea with their hopes and dreams written in a note.
There is at least one bottling plant in Gaza. I don’t think that bottles are that valuable a commodity that they have to wonder where to find one. (Where they found a cork in alcohol-free Gaza is an entirely different issue.)
The words are scripted. The scenes are rehearsed. The subjects are acting. And the camerawork, from the first shot to the last, is expensive. (The film theme seems to have been chosen to tie the Police song “Message in a Bottle” to the UNRWA “#SOS4Gaza” campaign.)
This film was written and directed to show the world that Gaza kids are just like Westerners. Because the last thing UNRWA wants you to know is that it teaches hate and antisemitism and extols the virtues of martyrdom, or that its“human rights” curriculum teaches hate, or that its teachers support terror.
This video is not meant to tell the truth. On the contrary – UNRWA spent tens of thousands of dollars on this film to hide the truth.