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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 Sea. They are the surfers of Gaza.

Producers Benny Theisen, Stephanie Yamine, Andreas Schaap, Mickey Yamine
Production company Little Bridge Pictures
Most important cast Sabah Abu Ghanem / Mohammed Abu Jayab / Ibrahim Arafat
Language Arabic, English and Hawaiian with English and Arabic subtitles

Director: Philip Gnadt

Philip Gnadt gained first experiences as a camera assistant for five years in TV and cinema productions, before studying at the Media University in Stuttgart. In 2003 he received the sponsorship prize of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Industry for his documentary Paula. In 2010, his graduation film Zwölf Seiten earned him the award at the Independent Days Karlsruhe.
Gnadt founded the production company Substanz Film in 2003 while also working as a freelance director for corporate and documentary films.

Director: Mickey Yamine

Mickey Yamine studied film production at the HFF Film University in Babelsberg. In 2010, he completed his graduation film Tropic of Bear, which won an honourable mention at Festival del Film in Locarno and was aired on German TV. Ever since, he has been producing numerous films and TV commercials in Cairo and Berlin. He founded the Berlin-based production company Little Bridge Pictures in 2013, together with fellows Andreas Schaap and Benny Theisen. His latest productions include The Last Compartment (2016), Gaza Surf Club (2016) and Print the Legend (pre-production).