Young Freud in Gaza

90 min.DK/Documentary

A documentary about young Ayed who is the only field psychologist in northern Gaza. Every day, with his medical bag in his hand, he goes on home visits in Jabaliya refugee camp. We follow Ayed and listen to his patients: children, young men and women with suicide thoughts, former Hamas militants. Outside, there is chaos, war and turmoil. A tragic and comic film from the secret rooms of Gaza. Filmed during two years 2006-2008, when Gaza was isolated from the world.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Unge Freud i Gaza
Danish title Unge Freud i Gaza
Keywords Psycho terapy, Palestinians, Psychologists, Gaza, Palestine
Director Suzanne Khardalian, Per-Åke Holmquist
Director of Photography Per-Åke Holmquist, Marita Hällfors, Ayed al Hamdany
Editor Lisa Ekberg
Sound Jonatan Kruse
Composer Tin Soheili, Niklas Schak
Production country Sweden
Production company Final Cut Productions, PeÅ Holmquist Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales
TV release 09.07.2009, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Final Cut Productions, PeÅ Holmquist Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Suzanne Khardalian
Direction Per-Åke Holmquist
Dramaturgical consultant Janus Billeskov Jansen


Dramaturge Janus Billeskov Jansen


Production Mikael Opstrup
Assistant Thomas Lindén
Assistant Malte Wadman
Assistant Marika Heidebäck
Assistant Khalil El-Hmammy
Assistant Abdullah Hamdany
Assistant Maher Issa
Assistant Igal Bursztyn


Cinematography Per-Åke Holmquist
Cinematography Marita Hällfors
Cinematography Ayed al Hamdany


Stills Per-Åke Holmquist


Editing Lisa Ekberg


Music Tin Soheili
Music Niklas Schak


Sound Jonatan Kruse

Visual effects

Graphic design Peter Helsing

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