Big Wata (The Ocean)

  • Featured_exhib_film_surfff18_bigwata


Big Wata (The Ocean)


Sunday Jul 22 07:00 PM
Tuesday Jul 24 01:00 PM
Tuesday Jul 31 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2018.

Directed by Gugi Van Der Velden. 2018. Sierra Leone. 80 min. With English subtitles.

Big Wata (The Ocean) is a documentary about the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone. During the Ebola outbreak, the younger members of a West African fishing community discover surfing as their identity and purpose in life. Wanting to break free from the restrictions of a traditional community, a suspended surf club member embarks on a journey, only to return with a newfound appreciation for the place he so badly wanted to leave.

Screens with

Directed by Francisco Canton & Pato Oscar Martinez. 2017. South Africa. 5 min.
Woza ("Come" in Zulu) tells the story of an African surfer who has been taken as a lover by the African water spirit Mami Wata. It features 22 year-old Transkei surfer, Avuyile Ndamase.

Last: Walking on Water
MUG (Twarz) :Next