Germany / 2016 / Arabic and English dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 87 mins

Genre: Non-fiction and Sport
Programme: Arabian Nights
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance

Gaza – a strip of land with 1.7 million citizens – has 26 miles of coastline, with a harbour that no longer services ships. Wedged between Israel and Egypt and isolated from the rest of the world, very little enters Gaza and even less leaves it. Trapped in “the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean - they are the surfers of Gaza.

Director : Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
Producer : Mickey Yamine, Stephanie Yamine, Benny Theisen, Andreas Schaap
Scriptwriter : Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
DOP : Niclas Reed Middleton
Editor : Marlene Assmann, Helmar Jungmann
Composer : Sary Hany
Cast : Sabah Abu Ghanem, Mohammed Abu Jayab, Ibrahim Arafat