By Philip GNADT, Mickey YAMINE

MAD SOLUTIONS - as SALES / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline

Documentary - Completed 2016

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.

& Awards

Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Dubai DIFF 2016
IDFA 2016
HIFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Philip GNADT, Mickey YAMINE
    • Writer(s)
    • Philip GNADT, Mickey YAMINE
    • Producer(s)
    • Mickey YAMINE (Little Bridge Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Gaza – a strip of land with a population of 1.7 million citizens, wedged between Israel and Egypt and isolated from the outside world. 26 miles of coastline with a harbor that no longer services ships. Hardly anything gets into Gaza and even less gets out. The young generation is growing up with very little perspective - occupied and jobless. But against this background there is a small movement.
      Our protagonists are part of the surf community of Gaza City. Round about 40 surfboards have been brought into the country over the past decades with great effort and despite strict sanctions. It is those boards that give them an opportunity to experience a small slice of freedom - between the coastal reminder of a depressing reality and the Israeli-controlled three mile marine border.