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Free Entry to uShaka Surf Movie Extravaganza

The 14th iteration of the Wavescape Surf Film Festival will once again be heading down to uShaka Marine World. There will be 20 Wavescape movies to be showcased on the big screen from Monday, 23 to Friday 27, July in Arena 5 (adjacent to moyo) which are sure to take you on a worldwide surf adventure with epic visuals and amazing stories.

Come and chill out at uShaka Marine World and enjoy a great line up of surfing movies.  Entry is free, so bring your mates and some blankets and / or camp chairs. Food and beverages can be purchased from within the uShaka Village Walk on each of the evenings starting at 18h00.

Monday 23 July @ 18h00

  • A million Waves – Emotional portrait of Kadiatu Kamara, 19, who is left to face the Ebola epidemic alone after her dad dies. She finds hope in the waves of ureh Beach in central Sierra Leone.
  • The edge of North – A group of top British surfers surf in northern Scotland, discovering new adventures and reconnecting with old friends.
  • Masa – Byron Bay-based Japanese shaper Masami Yaguchi explores why he moved to a foreign country with an alien culture. Soulful and cool!
  • Perilous Sea – A cold water odyssey that captures the raw spirit, landscapes and pure perfection that arises when conditions align. Inspired by the storytelling style of classic ocean-fairing novels, we traverse North Atlantic fringes, from Canada to Iceland.
  • Church of the open sky – A sea soaked celebration of surfing in the sacred playground beneath. Shot in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. Staring Dave Rastovich, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, Alex Knost, Devon Howards.

Tuesday 24 July @ 18h00

  • Zions Gate – A story about friendship in the places where the proximity of death affirms the life within us, as two friends from different parts of the world tackle a scary day at Dungeons.
  • A week up West – Noosa long boarder Harrison Roach keeps falling asleep while surfing. So he goes with his shaper Thomas Bexon to Indo to build a board to cure him. A log sliding adventure, part animated and part soulful, with dinkum stoke.
  • Bezerke – Russell Bierke is not your average 18 year old Aussie kid. He is a big wave head case of the highest order. Sea scenes from a death defying slab he surfed with Kelly Slater when he was 15 and his insane win at Cape Fear.
  • The Seawolf – Follow eight surfers on a two-year journey as they travel to remote places to find the most dangerous waves on shallow rock slabs. Filmed in high definition 4k on Red cameras.

Wednesday 25 July @ 18h00

  • Awen – Young Chinese man Awen’s mom wants him to become a fisherman like his ancestors. Awen, on the other hand, just wants to surf. A clash of convention and social evolution
  • Finding purpose – Durban based big wave surfer, Tammy-Lee Smith finds purpose in big wave surfing after the pain and loss of losing a loved one. She charges Dungeons.
  • Night Rose – Elderly lady Rose lives a simple life. One afternoon, at home alone, Rose has a powerful vision that sucks her out into the ocean for a night surf.
  • I’m African – The Moroccan double of Dave Rastovich, with his gentle heart and scraggly surfer hair, travels to eight countries in five months to surf and bring clean water to the poor. He survives malaria and hepatitis on a quest to reach Skeleton Bay in Namibia.
  • Secrets of Desert Point – In the early 1980s, in leaky boats off a remote Indonesia island, young Californian Bill Heick and his friends stumble across a perfect wave, a reassure they kept quiet for more than a decade. In the mould of Sea of Darkness and Riding Giants!

Thursday 26 July @ 18h00

  • Adam – This award winning short film is a masterful snapshot of Cape Town surfer Adam Vogt, who has a chronic form of leukemia.
  • Of men and monsters – The film of dreams and nightmares from giant waves ridden in the USA and Hawaii in winter early this year. Includes insightful interviews with the legends of big wave riding, including Brock Little, Garrett Monamara and Peter Mel.
  • Church of the open sky – A sea soaked celebration of surfing in the sacred playground beneath “The church of the Open Sky. Shot in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. Starts Dave Rastovich, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, Alex Knost, Devon Howard.

Friday 27 July @ 18h00

  • Shape Qui Rit – A two year old girl shapes her dream surfboard with soulful French shaper Jeremy Ferrara  – the man who brings it to life.
  • Visit – A shy street kid from Durban goes to the UK to visit the land of the funders who saved him from disappearing down a dark and dangerous rabbit hole.
  • Bezerke – Russell Bierke is not your average 18 year old Aussie kid. He is a big wave head case of the highest order. See scenes from a death defying slab he surfed with Kelly Slater when he was 15 and his insane win at Cape Fear.
  • Black Rain – The black rain squall clattered in sideways sheets, turning the sea surface to chatter. Then it passed and the light offshore returned, while surfers slid through the light fantastic.
  • A Week up West – Noosa long boarder Harrison Roach keeps falling asleep while surfing. So he goes with his shaper Thomas Bexon to Indo to build a board to cure him. A log sliding adventure, part animated and part soulful, with dinkum stoke.
  • The Seawolf – Follow eight surfers on a two-year journey as they travel to remote places to find the most dangerous waves on shallow rock slabs. Filmed in high definition 4k on Red cameras!

For more, information contact Tarina Mohan on 031-3288000 during office hours.

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