Young Freud in Gaza / Unge Freud I Gaza

Young Freud in Gaza

Ayed is a 28-year-old Palestinian who is a field psychologist, working at the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza. Ayed gives therapy to young Inas who has thoughts of suicide, to Maysa who has had traumatic experiences, to Hanan living in extreme poverty, to Abed – a former militant and suicide bomber driver. Ayed is a dedicated psychologist who attempts to offer his patients a life of light and warmth. “A million psychologists are needed in Gaza,” he says. A comic yet tragic film from the “secret rooms” of Gaza. Filmed 2006-2008 when Gaza was isolated from the world.

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Details

Country of Production
Sweden

Year of Production
2008

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 / 90 min

Director
PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian

Production
HB PeÅ Holmquist Film in co-production with Final Cut Production, Illume Oy and SVT

Original Language
English, Arabic

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Abu Dhabi IFF 2008
IDFA 2008 (Reflecting Images)
Dox Box Documentary Festival Syria 2009
Norwegian Documentary Film Festival Volda 2009
Vera Film Festival Åland 2009