Minds in the Water is being screened as part of the Lúnasa festival at the Model Cinema in Sligo, Ireland on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August.
The documentary features as the Surfers choice, and the surfer in question is Easkey Britton; female surfing icon, big wave charger, artist, explorer and 5x Irish National champ.
Easkey will personally introduce this film on Thursday 18th August, showing at 8pm and all donations are welcome to S4C (Surfers for Cetaceans) on the night.
“As a water person and life-long surfer I feel a responsibility to protect the ocean that I love so much, that has given me such gifts and experience. And to give thanks for the beauty and wildness that she is. Minds in the Water and the journey of Dave “Rasta” Rastovich and his friends is about giving voice to the power, beauty and vulnerability of our beloved playground and all her creatures. A journey that shows just how true the words of Margaret Mead are; ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever does.’ I’m delighted that I’m able to bring this powerful story to Ireland for the first time, to an island nation strongly tied to the sea all around her.”
After being screened just a handful of times; in Byron Bay, Jersey (during the International Whale Celebration), Newquay and London; Surfers for Cetaceans are proud to take their inspiring work to Irish shores and connect with the passionate surfing community based there. Coincidentally the same night Minds in the Water is opening for the Artivist film festival in Hollywood, California making its North American debut.
Surfers for Cetaceans are a not-for profit collective committed to activating ocean-minded people everywhere to support the conservation of whales, dolphins and marine life. It’s through compassion, awareness, education, media and dedicated interventions they make their mark, seeking to be a human voice and defender of cetaceans worldwide. They urge for the global surfing tribe to take action with them on these issues, joining the race against time in protecting and preserving our oceans. Minds in the Water is an incredible insight into Rasta’s five-year journey from apathetic pro to respected ocean activist, and features epic surf footage alongside a vital environmental message.
Booking is recommended for this very special event!
Minds in the Water:
Thurs. & Fri. 18 & 19 Aug. 8pm
The Model Cinema, The Mall, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Box Office: +353 (0)719141405
Buy tickets online at www.themodel.ie/film (no booking fee applies)
Admission: €8 Full price/ €6 Conc.