Cinema Palestine Days: GAZA SURF CLUB (SF)
This is an IN-PERSON screening in SAN FRANCISCO on Nov. 2nd at 8 pm Pacific.
Presented in partnership with Film Lab Palestine.
During the month of November, AFMI is curating a series of short and feature films to amplify Palestinian Voices as a resource of information and context on the situation currently unfolding in Palestine.
Join us for a global effort in shining a light on the catastrophic events in Gaza. The Arab Cultural & Community Center in San Francisco will host a free screening of GAZA SURF CLUB, a festival favorite. There will be Palestinian films screened throughout the world at 8pm local time.
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.