Gaza Surf Club



Feature Documentary / 87 min / 2K / 1:2.39 / color / D 2016

Trapped between Israel and Egypt and ruled by the Hamas, a young generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation, war and religious fanaticism they have found their freedom: In the Gaza Surf Club.

Production Little Bridge Pictures
Producer Mickey Dupke
Co-Producer Stephanie Yamine
Philip Gnadt
Cinematography Niclas Reed Middleton
Location Sound Mohammed Alsousi
Editing Marlene Assmann / Helmar Jungmann
Color Grading Sally Shamas
Funding Robert Bosch Prize / Kuratorium junger dt. Film / BKM / Medienboard BB
Broadcast WDR (Jutta Krug)

Festivals (selection)

  • Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (world premiere)
  • idfa International Film Festival Amsterdam 2016
  • Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017
  • Dubai International Film Festival 2016
  • Hawaii International Film Festival 2016


  • "Elevating every frame is Niclas Reed Middleton’s radiant widescreen cinematography, which vividly conveys the fleeting sense of freedom felt by surfers before they are forced to return to shore. No wonder why they can’t wait to catch the next wave."                                                                                                                                                                                                      (

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