Friday May 30 two very promising and interesting surf films will be shown at the urban I Am Surf Festival in Amsterdam. Go have a look, a drink and listen to in Kriterion. Bar open from 20.00 hrs.
Peninsula is a film about the origin of surf and present surf culture in Italy. A collage of freedom and hommage to the Mediterranean Sea entirely shot on 35mm, 16mm and Super 8mm film.
By watching the trailer you can definitely feel the classic Italian style of film making. Maffia, pretty women and good food are included. As if Fellini was a surfer himself.
Spirit of Akasha
Changing times require deep insights. Spirit of Akasha is a new film that reaffirms Albert Fazon's 1972 surf classic Morning of the Earth’s ethos of soul and spirit in the present day context, proving its values still exist in the lives of modern watermen and water-inspired artists.
Morning of the Earth portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they travelled in search of the perfect wave across Australia’s north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii. It is Australia's greatest surf film and at that time worldwide perceived as mind blowing.
In Sanskrit Akasha means aether and it represents the basis and essence of all things in the material world in Hinduism. This film likes to take surfing back to it's core far away from crowds and commercialism... With retro boards (from MotE), Mick Fanning and John John Florence.
Sounds like a must see! Read a review