Wild Films ~ Surfing & Sharks
A film about facing fear in South Africa's waves
In South Africa, a stigma exists between surfers and sharks. It began when the first surfers entered it’s coastal waters in search of riding epic swell conditions.
Overall Finalist and Winner of a Merit Award for Cinematographyat the 2012 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
In South Africa, between Durban and JBay, lies approx 1000 km of untamed topographical and oceanic paradise. In the middle is the Wild Coast. For local surfers Lungani Memani, Andrew Lange and Avuyile Ndamase, it’s their home. Every year, in June, the ocean swells to it’s peak, hosting the countries largest surf conditions and also becomeing host to the sardine run that brings together a huge marine bio-diversity - including many species of sharks.
This documentary goes up-close with pro surfers Lungani, Andrew and Avuyile, with their family’s traditions and tribulations along side a hand-selected group of the best shark experts from the region, to uncover the real secrets and stories that surround the shark stigma that exists in South Africa.
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Run time: 55 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.