Part of Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2019.
Special thanks to community partner Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking. See the empowering exploits of women surfers around the world in three new shorts.
Surf Girls Jamaica
Imani Wilmot, an inspirational Jamaican surfer, uses surfing to help the women of Kingston change their lives.
Directed by Lucy Jane and Joya Berrow. 2018. UK / Jamaica. 16 min.
A Land Shaped by Women
Snowboarders and surfers Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock hit the road in Iceland to explore the terrain as well as the people that make this feminist country so unique.
Directed by Anne-Flore Marxer. 2018. Iceland. 26 min. English and Icelandic with English subtitles.
Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point
Five women form a friendship through a shared love of surfing and the ocean. When they all become pregnant around the same time, they naturally turn to each other for support and encouragement. Ignoring those who tell them to stop surfing while pregnant, the group decides instead to listen to their own bodies and continue doing what they love—just with some extra precautions and modifications. The women in the film discuss the challenges they face as their bellies grow bigger and their wetsuits no longer fit, but also the joy of being in the water with an unborn child inside them experiencing the ocean together as one.
Once their babies are born, the women face new challenges in dealing with their changed bodies and the responsibilities of caring for a needy little one. Finances won't allow any of the women to pay for child care, so instead they once again turn to each other, creating a "surf mama" group where half the mamas take turns surfing while the others watch the kids, and then they switch off. The film beautifully portrays the strength of community and the power of friendship.
Stick around for post-screening Q+As with the film’s director, Elizabeth Pepin Silva, and surf mama Katie Loggins.
Directed by Elizabeth Pepin Silva. 2018. USA. 20 min.
$12 general admission | $10 museum members
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