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Gaza Surf Club is being shown in collaboration with Leeds International Film Festival. We are pleased to be opening our Festival this year with this film. The event takes place at Leeds Town Hall in the Albert Room.
This dazzling and heartfelt documentary takes us into the world of the Gaza Strip’s surfing enthusiasts, and reveals a formidable resilience pulsing within a beleaguered population. Away from the rubble left by a decade of airstrikes, the outlet of surfing provides young Palestinians with a new concept of freedom as they navigate the territory’s 26-mile coastline.
In a state where surfing equipment is contraband, one young man dreams of crafting his own boards, while a teen girl resists strict cultural principles to follow her sporting passion. Shot in breathtaking widescreen, this inspiring film reveals a new generation’s determination to transcend political tragedy
Dir. Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine, 87 mins, 2016, Germany