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
- Running time
- 77 mins