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Art Alert: Online screening of documentary 'Gaza Surf Club'

The documentary is by German director Philip Gnadt and Egyptian-German director Mickey Yamine, who is also the film’s producer

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 May 2020
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Documentary Gaza Surf Club (2016) will be screened by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan on their Facebook page on Thursday 15 May at 4pm Cairo time.

Screenings are part of the Cur-films, an initiative of screening films every Monday and Thursday online for the audiences at homes.

Gaza Surf Club follows a young generation of surfers finding freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean while living in a city ruled by war, occupation, and political gridlock.

The documentary is by German director Philip Gnadt and Egyptian-German director Mickey Yamine, who is also the film’s producer.

Gaza Surf Club was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, and the Honolulu Surf Film Festival.

The film has won the Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2013 and was nominated for the Justice Award at the Santa Barbra International Film Festival and the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. 

Programme:
Thursday 15 May, 4pm (Cairo time)
The link to watch the film will be shared on Royal Film Commission – Jordan social media platforms

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