XOXO + Burra Jurra + Learning to Float + Sunnydale Kids + Duct Tape Surfing
Tuesday Jul 15 07:30 PM
Saturday Jul 19 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Brent Deal and Chris Aguilar. USA. 2014. 36 mins.
XOXO is the story of five accomplished water athletes—Kelly Potts, Talia De Coite, Paige Alms, Tehani Gangini and Ashley Baxter—who gave back to their local community on Maui by starting a surf camp for young girls.
Special guests: Kelly Potts, Talia De Coite, Paige Alms, Tehani Gangini and Ashley Baxter will answer questions after the screening on July 15 at 7:30pm
Directed by Juliet Carrington. Australia. 2014. 44 mins
The ocean offers spiritual and physical significance for the Bundjalung people—the original custodians of the land in Byron Bay situated on the far north coast of NSW, Australia. Burra Jurra (Bundjalung for “Ocean/Seashore”) tells the powerful story of an innovative surf program that seeks to promote positive social change by reconnecting indigenous youth with the ocean through surfing. Pro surfers and surf coaches integrate with local community to inspire a new generation and to learn about Bundjalung cultural identity of through dance, storytelling and art.
Learning to Float
Directed by Brandon Calder. USA. 2013. 19 mins
At the age of 12, Giovanni Douresseau weighed 280 pounds. That year, a surf trip changed his life. He fell in love with the feeling of riding a wave and met a mentor figure who helped him move past his tough upbringing to turn his world around. Ten years later, Giovanni has lost more than 100 pounds and aims to give underprivileged kids the gift of surfing that was given to him.
Directed by Adam Warmington / Micro Documentaries. USA. 2013. 4 mins
One day last year, Ian Glover, owner of Big Dog Surf Camp, was chatting with Tim Gras of Gras Surfboards, who works as a community organizer in San Francisco’s largest housing project. A simple idea was hatched. Ian has the resources and manpower to take kids surfing in Marin, Tim has access to kids who could use a fun day at the beach, some of whom may have never seen the ocean despite living a couple of miles from it.
Duct Tape Surfing
Directed by Mark Tipple. USA. 2014. 4 mins
Eighteen years ago, a lapse in concentration crushed Pascale’s dreams of surfing. With the help of a family friend and a roll of duct tape, she can now call herself a surfer.