The Sea Empowers
BEST BRITISH FILM 2018: THE SEA EMPOWERS Dir: Lucy Jane, Joya Berrow
“Surfing takes your eyes away from all of the negativity and corruption in society and turns you to the horizon so you’re looking at endless possibilities for yourself.” 28 year old Imani Wilmot has grown up as part of a iconic family within the underground Jamaican surf scene. This is the story of using surfing as a tool to transform the lives. This is her story.
Imani has acknowledged her position and responsibility to the community around her, utilising surfing’s potential to create ambition, find a balance and therefore help develop lives.
The film follows the progress of two Jamaican woman, Melissa and Terry, who Imani is inspiring to get into surfing. We explore how their stories web into Imani’s journey and the impact that surfing will have on their lives.
Events culminate in the first ever all female surf contest in Jamaican history. Emotions run high and the gravity of the competition exposes just how much surfing really means to these women.
Accompanied by Q&A with filmmakers Lucy Jane & Joya Berrow
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UK PREMIERE: BIG WATA Dir: Gugi van der Velden
Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)