Gaza SURF CLUB
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(s): Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
Philip Gnadt studied at the Stuttgart Media University. His graduation film ZWÖLF SEITEN
earned him the audience award at the ‘Independent Days Karlsruhe’ in 2010. He is working as a
freelance director for corporate and documentary films. Together with Mickey Yamine he has been
pursuing GAZA SURF CLUB since 2012.
Mickey Yamine grew up in Cairo (Egypt) and moved to Germany at 18. He graduated in film
production from the Film University in Babelsberg with his short TROPIC OF BEAR, which won
an honorable mention at Festival del Film in Locarno in 2010.
His Berlin-based production company Little Bridge Pictures recently produced GAZA SURF
CLUB (2016) and THE LAST COMPARTMENT (2016).
Duration: 87 min.
Production:Little Bridge Pictures