LONDON SURF FILM FESTIVAL
Surfing and Sharks - a film about facing fear in South African waves...
The final film of the London Surf Film Festival we’re featuring is South African production Surfing and Sharks directed by Julian Watson that quite simply does exactly what it says on the tin.
The film is about facing fears. Every year in June between Durban and Jeffreys Bay the sardine runs begins which draws in a host of predators to the coastal fringes, amongst them are many species of shark.
As well as the migration destination of the sardines and the feeding ground for sharks, for surfers Andrew Lange, Lungani Memani and Avuyile Ndamase it is also their playground.
Watch the trailer of the film below:
The documentary follows these three surfers closely, exploring their families and traditions and how they deal with the very real threat of a shark attack every-time they hit the waves.
As well as interviews with surfers and local residents the film also includes ecologists and shark researchers offering insights on the fearsome but widely misunderstood ocean predators.
Surfing and Sharks is being screened SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 19.00.
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Photographer Mark Leary is exhibiting at the film festival.