God Went Surfing With the Devil – Trailer

18 Feb

Its always interesting to see how a culture like skating or surfing can transcend borders. Directed by Alexander Klein, God Went Surfing with the Devil is a look at the Israel-Palestine conflict through the lens of surfing. In 2007 it emerged that a small group of young men were surfing in Gaza, sharing battered surfboards they had attained prior to the siege. Word traveled north to Israel, and that same year, a mixed group of Israelis and Americans delivered a dozen boards to their Palestinian counterparts. In the spring of 2008, they would attempt to deliver another 23 surfboards into Gaza. By this time the situation in Gaza had deteriorated further, the border still sealed, with military activity a near daily occurrence. God Went Surfing With the Devil charts the difficulties and dangers encountered by surfers in the region. Along the way the doco speaks to Israelis, Arab-Israelis, and Palestinians affected by the violence, charting their daily struggle to supersede the conflict through the joys of surfing. Scope the trailer below.

[via Juxtapoz]

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