Thursday Cinema
Gaza Surf Club

Salt Beyoğlu

June 14, 2018 19.00

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Still from Gaza Surf Club (2016)
©Magnet Film
Walk-in Cinema

Gaza Surf Club (2016)
Director: Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine
87 minutes
Arabic and English; Turkish and English subtitles

For some young Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, surfing seems the only way to escape from the ruins caused by air strikes, and ensure them a sense of freedom. Ibrahim, a 23- year-old lifeguard, dreams of inspiring his peers with his beloved sport, and crafting his own boards. While for Sabah, a 15-year-old girl in love with the sea, it is not that easy to break the Mediterranean waves.

A fascinating glimpse into existence in a conflict zone, this documentary depicts through thrilling scenes how surfing can free the mind and the body, while giving voice to a young generation on women’s rights, freedom of expression, and belief. The film, also observing the local socio-political situation, will screen for the first time in Turkey as part of Thursday Cinema at SALT Beyoğlu.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.