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  • 350 King Street West
  • Toronto, ON, M6K 1H7
  • Canada

Gaza Surf Club

September 23
Starting at 5:15 PM

87 mins
Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
2016 - Germany

Screening with Tawfiq's Reef 

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. Ibrahim, 23, dreams of surfing in Hawaii with the pros, but can not get a visa to travel. Sabah’s father taught her to surf as a young girl, but as a teen surfing is off-limits. Abu Jay, 42, teaches his community how to ride waves and protect their hard-to-come by surfboards. The film is a portrait of people who dare to dream beyond the confines of their reality.

Please note: this film screening ends to allow enough travel time for the Trio Joubran concert.


Co-presented by:
SJP Ryerson
Regent Park Film Festival
Run for Palestin