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Day Three

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Sunday is Earth Day. Join us for movies and talks related to the environment.


Surfing Salone

Directed by Gugi van der Velden



Besides beautiful beaches the coastlines of Sierra Leone and Liberia share two unique projects in West Africa: a local community of surfers. In Bureh Town (SL) and Robertsport (Lib) local children and young adults learn how to surf, take care of their environments and sustain their communities by running a surf club. The waves are their school, playground and business. Surfing Salone tells the story of and supports both surfing communities. 


Deep Blue/ Middle C

Directed by Bryan Little


Acclaimed Fokofpolisiekar and African Cypher director (and two time Encounters Audience Award winner) Little recruited musicians, sculptors, artists, a coastal forager, underwater wildlife filmmakers, conservation biologists, drone pilots – to spend 10 days and nights at a camp site where they surfed, created artworks, and worked with the local community, celebrating that coast and ocean.Surfing the line between fiction and non, this strangely surreal dreamscape is an invigorating dip into the stream of consciousness of an eccentric and wildly talented bunch.



Welcome To Raglan (2017)

Directed by Sara Guix

Raglan is a paradise . Its soul and community is what makes it so special.It isn't always easy to be accepted, as it happens in many other places around the world; it has been built with the effort of generations of people that put much love into it.This film is to document a year in Whaingaroa. A tiny piece of a place with a big soul.


Brilliant corners Mauritania

Directed by Sam Bleakley


Brilliant Corners is a processional surf adventure series of 52 minute long documentaries directed and presented by travel writer, explorer and former European Longboard champion, Sam Bleakley. Travelling with his longboard in tow, Sam uses surfing to get under the skin of the coastlines and cultures he visits.


A Plastic Ocean

Directed by Craig Leeson


A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.


Discussion : Conservation and the Ocean

time TBC

An invited panel discussion on the health of our oceans and how you can make a difference