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Berlin to host 5th consecutive surf film festival



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Surf Film Fest will run for 5 nights from the 8th until the 12th of August

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 July, 2017 - Reef cheers up for the 5th consecutive time with Nouvague the 2017 edition of the Surf Film Fest in Berlin. This years program focusses mainly on the conflict between wild and mainstream. Surfing's heritage is anarchistic and brought up a drop out mentality, as featured in Biarritz Surf Gang and impersonated by Copenhagen based psychedelic band Halasan Bazar. Is this spirit still alive?

Yes, answers the southafrican art project Deep Blue. Maybe, if you follow the life paths of three women featured in Blue Road. Or did we overcome these categories, as Chris Burkard's adventure film Under the Arctic Sky or Cyrus Sutton's political docu Island Earth indicate? 

In the heart of Berlin, the Surf Film Fest will run for 5 nights from the 8th until the 12th of August in multiple city locations. 

8th August / Kulturforum (Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin) / Biarritz Surf Gang / Ticket €7,50
9th August / Été Clothing (Bergmann Street 18, 10961 Berlin) / International Shorties / Free Entrance
10th August / Langbrett (Kastanienallee 44, 10119 Berlin) / Guerilla Screening of Fish People and One Shot / Free Entrance
11th August / Zweidrei Raum (Gitschiner Street 20, 10969 Berlin) / Festival Heart beats with Island Earth screening and exhibition, DJs and concerts / Ticket €12,50 online or €14 at door
12th August / Kulturforum (Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin) / Zweidrei Raum (Gitschiner Street 20, 10969 Berlin) / Music Beat souls and premiere of Deep Blue and Blue Road / Ticket €12,50 online or €14 at door

Island Earth

A rich and complex tale of a young indigenous scientist's journey through the corn fields of GMO companies and loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our food future.

To feed all the humans on the planet, we are going to have to grow as much food in the next 35 years as we have grown since the beginning of civilization.

But our conventional agricultural practices are depleting the earth’s natural resources faster than we are replenishing them. How are we going to feed the world without destroying the planet we live on?

Island Earth brings this question to life by taking us on the ground to Hawaii, the “ground zero” where all of these issues collide in sharp relief. Less than two centuries ago, native Hawaiians fed their large population through some of the most historically sustainable agricultural practices ever documented. Yet modern-day Hawaii now imports 80-90% of their food supply from elsewhere in the world, due to a complex web of public policy and private interests. Within two generations, the Hawaiians have become canaries in the coal mine for food issues that are affecting the entire planet.

This film captures our moment in time, where two separate paths are being forged at once: one that builds upon the past in the name of progress, and the other that rejects the past in the name of progress. It bears witness to the choices that we are making today that will affect our future no matter what.


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