Czech premiere

The Ocean

Big Wata

Gugi van der Velden
Liberia, Netherlands, Sierra Leone | 2018 | 78 min.

Language: Creole
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

Category: Long Live Life

Enthusiasts from a fishing village in Sierra Leone dream of starting a surf club, but the negative stance of the local community complicates their plans.

Jobs for young people along the remote African coast are dwindling in the same way as the number of fish in the sea. Inspired by foreign magazines, a group of enthusiasts decide to start a surf club, but their seemingly simple plan is met with unease in their traditionally collective community. The situation improves when they receive an invitation from an official surf club in Liberia. The trip to a neighboring country turns into a prestigious event as the 6 selected surfers slowly prepare for their first journey beyond the borders of Sierra Leone with the aim of catching bigger waves, gaining new experience, and taking the first steps towards becoming members of an international surf association.

Director

Gugi van der Velden

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Big Wata
2013 - Enough

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