Gaza Surf Club
Directed by Philip Gnadt
The popular surf-doc genre gets a fresh spin in this inspiring and provocative documentary about amateur surfers in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a site of conflict for many years. Ibrahim, 23, dreams of surfing in Hawaii with the pros, but his visa application has been denied five times. Sabah’s father taught her to surf as a young girl, but once she hit puberty surfing was off-limits. Abu Jay, 42, teaches others in his community how to ride waves and protect their hard-to-come by surfboards. A portrait of people who dare to dream beyond the confines of their reality, and a welcome glimpse of Palestine that goes beyond what the mainstream media dares to show.
This inspiring sports documentary profiles amateur surfers in the Palestinian Gaza Strip who dare to dream beyond the confines of their reality.
Cast: Ibrahim Arafat, Mohammed Abu Jayab, Sabah Abu Ghanem
Beauuuuuuuutiful in so many ways to reach out to hearts and minds. ThANK YOU
This is one of the best films I have seen on the daily life of Gazans. #IamPalestine
A gem. Not to be missed.m
Wonderful story contrasting life in the bombed out ME with the opulence of the West. Truly a gem of exposing how cultural exchanges are still possible half a world away.
Sensational - touching and heartbreaking, funny and tragic. The resilience of Gaza is beyond belief...