University Post
University of Copenhagen
Independent of management


Erasmus in Gaza / Conflict and health

Other — Embark on a six-month journey with Riccardo, an aspiring war surgeon from Italy, as he travels to Gaza as the first ever Erasmus student at the University of Gaza, an area that has continuously been affected by conflict for decades. There will be a panel discussion after the screening, as well as drinks and Palestinian food.


Date & Time:

The Cinematheque, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen

Hosted by:
Global Health Film Days



About the film
After being proudly welcomed at the University of Gaza, Riccardo quickly makes unexpected connections and encounters shared humanity and resilience. As he navigates the emotional and physical toll that comes with living and working in a conflict affected area, the story sheds light onto his inner conflict that reflects on his privilege and responsibility. He struggles with the realisation of being able to go home at any time, unlike his Palestinian friends who cannot leave the Gaza Strip. “Erasmus in Gaza” is a story that unfolds emotion, bravery and curiosity.

Directors: Chiara Avesani, Matteo Delbò
Spain, 2022, 88 min, English subtitles
Allowed over 15 years

Trigger warning: The film contains graphic depictions and discussions of war, violence, trauma, and its psychological effects.

After the movie screening, there will be a panel discussion on the topic of conflict and health, with a focus on the Gaza Strip. Following the discussion, guests are welcome to stay for conversation, drinks and Palestinian food. The event will be in English.