Gaza Surf Club
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Thu, Sep 28 1:20 PM Buy Tickets
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):FREE
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Release Year:2016
Runtime:87 min
Country:Palestine
Germany
Language:Arabic
w/ English subtitles
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/185917266
Cast/Crew
Director:Philip Gnadt
Mickey Yamine
Description

Free for students!

Gaza is a small strip of land with a population of 1.7 million. Wedged between Israel and Egypt, it is isolated from the outside world and, as a result of Israel’s ongoing occupation, the area’s 26 miles of coastline no longer services ships. Hardly anything gets in and even less gets out. While the young people of Gaza lack job prospects and suffer the indignities of life under occupation, this doesn’t stop them from surfing. Gaza Surf Club follows the dedicated members of the surf community in Gaza City, who must use smuggled surfboards to pursue their passion. Juxtaposing experiences of oppression and escape, the film captures brief and beautiful moments of freedom for Gaza’s youth.

Director Biography

Philip Gnadt studied media production at the Media University in Stuttgart. In 2003, he founded the production company Substanz Film, while also working as a freelance director on corporate and documentary films.

Mickey Yamine grew up in Cairo and moved to Germany at the age of 18. After various jobs in film and TV, he began his studies in film production at the HFF Film University in Babelsberg. In 2013, he founded the Berlin-based production company Little Bridge Pictures together with Andreas Schaap and Benny Theisen.


Sponsors


TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the twefth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.