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Big Wata

Wed 19 Jun 2019 | 8.30pm | £8.50* | £5* Students and Under 25s

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS

Big Wata

Dir. Gugi Van Der Velden
80 mins | 2018 | Sierra Leone
Subtitled

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Wed 19 Jun: 8.30pm

This screening does not feature adverts, the film will start promptly at the advertised time.


BIG WATA is a positive story about the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone. Wanting to break free from the restrictions of a traditional community the younger members of a West African fishing community discover surfing as their identity and purpose in life.

Embarking on a journey the members explore the opportunities surfing could offer their community. Shot during the Ebola outbreak BIG WATA offers a fresh perspective on West Africa showing how the diversity and resilience of this community enables them to dream big and bring light in an otherwise dark time.

40% of your ticket price will go directly to the Surf Club.


A MILLION WAVES

Dir. Daniel Ali, Louise Leeson, 8 mins, 2016, UK, Sierra Leone

 A Million Waves, is a portrait of 19-year-old surfer Kadiatu Kamara, aka KK, who is the only woman surfer at Bureh Beach, south of Freetown—and, it is claimed, the only women surfer in Sierra Leone.


PART OF OUR PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS FILM SEASON

A season of documentaries, features, shorts and talks which explore the fine line between hobby and obsession. 

This season is supported by the following:


VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74

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