Documentary screening

Saturday 19 January at 2.00pm
Trowbridge Town Hall

Adults £5, under 16s £3

We are pleased to announce we will be co-presenting two films with Trowbridge Town Hall Art – this will be the last screening in this series of the “Getting Together Through Films”, a community cinema project curated by Lorena Pino, which aims to use film to build a bridge between people from around the world who live in the local area.

Gaza Surf Club is an award winning documentary (2016) directed by Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine.

Trapped in ‘the world’s largest open-air prison’ and ruled by war, a young generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean. This heartfelt film gives us an alternative insight into life in Palestine, through the world of Gaza’s surfing enthusiasts and reveals a formidable spirit of resilience.

Prior to the main film there will be the Premiere screening of Six Days by local director and producer, BoAFoP’s own Samiha Abdeldjebar.

Six Days is a short documentary (26 min) about Samiha’s first journey to Palestine in the spring of 2017. With footage she recorded herself during her trip, and in her own words, this is the story of an eventful six days in Jerusalem and the West Bank

Samiha and other BoAFoP members will lead an informal discussion following both films.