The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival presented by VANS has announced a bumper lineup of 19 films at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), with the addition of a unique evening of talks dedicated to the ocean.
In keeping with an increasingly urgent mandate to conserve our oceans and our planet, Wavecape bringsSlide Night, featuring talks by ocean thought leaders on a wide range of topics - including science, sustainability, adventure and activism - to its programme of films to be screened at DIFF from 21 to 26 July.
Slide Night, which is attended by sellout crowds in Cape Town every December, will be hosted by PETCO and Wavescape at the South African Association for Marine Biological Research at uShaka Marine World on Thursday 25 July. Well known ocean advocate, free diver and Durban surfer Olivia Symcox will MC the evening, with talks ranging from how to recycle your trash to a Sea Shepherd skipper speaking about the activist group's work in South Africa.
Wavescape also announced several blockbuster documentaries for DIFF, includingAndy Irons:Kissed by GodandTrouble: The Lisa Andersen Storythat will be screened at Musgrave Ster Kinekor.
The festival then moves on to two days of free screenings at uShaka Marine World and three nights at Musgrave Ster Kinekor. Several African premieres will be screened, includingHow to Learn How to Surf, a hilarious spoof of surf culture fresh off its world premiere in the US.Thank You Motherfeatures South Africa and Australia, and is narrated by Australian filmmaker Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf filmMorning of the Earth.
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