Part of Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2019.
Since the genre’s birth in the early 1950s, the surf film has involved a synthesis of image and music. Typically, these two key ingredients are sourced separately, mixed together only after the visual fact. Self Discovery for Social Survival (SDSS) subverts this recipe. Just like the osmotic waves that run through the film, the visuals and music of SDSS merge to in a reimagining of how surf films can look, sound and feel. Filmed in Mexico, the Maldives and Iceland in three separate vignettes, with narration by the legendary avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas and starring Stephanie Gilmore, Creed McTaggart, Ryan Burch and more.
Directed by Chris Gentile. 2019. USA. 50 min.
Meet Giulia and Andrea, two Italian surfers who settled in Aotearoa New Zealand to follow their passion for surfing. Water and the sea appear in all Māori myths connected to the Land of the Long White Cloud, and they command respect and dedication.
Directed by Sara Guix. 2019. Italy / New Zealand. 13 min.
$12 general admission | $10 museum members
Honolulu Museum of Art
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