release date May 10 2017
Documentary Film Gaza Surf Club Screens at the Cairo Cinema Days
Documentary film Gaza Surf Club is landing its Egyptian premiere through the events of the Cairo Cinema Days screening programme presented by Zawya Cinema (9-16 May). The film will have two screenings on Saturday and Sunday at at Zawya and Zamalek cinemas with the attendance of directors Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine, together with producer Stephanie Yamine, who will be part of an open discussion with the audience after the screenings.

Cairo Cinema Days will be launched in seven movie theaters in Cairo and several governorates, presenting 40 films that have been successful at Arab and international festivals. The Cairo screenings will be held at Zawya and Zamalek cinemas, in addition to public screenings that will be held at movie theaters in Alexandria, Port Said, and Ismailia.

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.

Directed by Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine and co-produced by Stephanie Yamine, Gaza Surf Club is a feature documentary film that stars Sabah Abu Ghanem, Mohammed Abu Jayab and Ibrahim Arafat, while MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution through the Arab world. In 2013, the film project received the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The film landed its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was nominated for the Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The film took part in several film festivals including the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

Screening Times of Documentary Film Gaza Surf Club at the Cairo Cinema Days (GMT +2)
Saturday, May 13 at 06:30 pm at Zawya Cinema (26th of July St., Downtown), Cairo
Sunday, May 14 at 06:30 pm at Zamalek Cinema (Sahagret El Dorr St., Zamalek), Cairo

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