Big Wata x The Sea Empowers

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London Surf / Film Festival


Double bill: Big Wata & The Sea Empowers


BIG WATA – UK PREMIERE

Director: Gugi van der Velden


West Africa has a turbulent and violent past. In a small corner of Sierra Leone, during an Ebola outbreak, a band of brothers find solace, escape and a new found identity through surfing.  Big Wata (The Ocean) is an insightful, moving documentary exploring surfing in Sierra Leone though it’s very first surf club.


THE SEA EMPOWERS – WORLD PREMIERE

Director: Lucy Jane / Joya Berrow


Within the male dominated Jamaican surf scene, Imani Wilmot is a beacon of hope for fellow women. An intimate exploration on the social impact of surfing, culminating in Jamaica’s first ever all female surf contest, emotions run high exposing just what surfing really means to these women. A powerful and beautifully crafted tale.


Plus Q+A with the filmmakers Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane


Accompanied by Shorties shortlist film

BBFC rating
N/A
Running time
77 mins

Book tickets

October 10th

  • 19:00 Sold out
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