Heart of The Sea; Kapolioka'ehukaiby Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker
A portrait of Hawaiian surfer and breast cancer activist Rell Sunn.
Hailed as “remarkable” by Teacher Librarian and “enthusiastically recommended” by Video Librarian, HEART OF THE SEA is a breathtaking portrait of surf legend Rell "Kapolioka'ehukai" Sunn, founding member of the Women's Professional Surfing Association and beloved breast cancer activist. With exhilarating water scenes and captivating archival footage of surf culture, HEART OF THE SEA is an important look at Hawai’i’s integral part of America’s rich cultural heritage.
Highly Recommended. This film will enhance Asian American and general Social Studies collections in school, college and university libraries.
Educational Media Reviews Online
A tribute to an exceptional woman athlete as well as a moving introduction to the culture - especially surfing culture - of Hawai'i.
“HEART OF THE SEA is a love poem to Hawaii's matriarchal heritage.”
Bay Area Reporter
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
Special Jury Prize/ Aloha Spirit Award, Hawaii International Film Festival 2002
Audience Award, PBS/Independent Lens 2003
Audience Award for Best Documentary, San Francisco International Film Festival 2003
Best Documentary, Ashland Independent Film Festival 2003
Best Documentary & Audience Award, Orinda Film Festival 2003
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival 2003
Broadcast : PBS/Independent Lens, HBO Latin America, Canal + Scandinavia, La Cinq, France
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