Gaza Surf Club

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Gaza Surf Club

Directed by Philip Gnad, Mickey Yamine

  • Palestine 2016; 87 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary
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Gaza is a strip of land with a population of 1.8 million citizens; wedged between Israel and Egypt and isolated from the outside world, with 42 kilometers of coastline with a harbor that no longer services ships. Hardly anything gets into Gaza and even less gets out. The young generation is growing up with very little perspective, occupied and jobless. However,against this background there is a small movement. Our protagonists are part of the surf community of Gaza City. About 40 surfboards have been brought into the country over the past decades with great effort and despite strict sanctions. The boards give them an opportunity to experience a small slice of freedom between the coastal reminder of a depressing reality and the Israeli-controlled three mile marine border.



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