Screening of the Documentary "Femme Ocean", by Annika von Schütz
Date: December 03rd, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Location: LAC - Laboratory of Creative Activities
In Femme Ocean female surfers break conventions on their way to cresting waves around the world. When Teresa Ayala started to surf 44 years ago at the Portuguese coast, there where only boys in the water. Joana Andrade is fighting for her dream of surfing big waves at the Praia do Norte beach in Nazaré, known as the world´s biggest wave. Also from Portugal, Lizzy is transforming her love for surfing into art and creating awareness for environmental topics. Maryam El Gardoum is a female surf pioneer in Morocco and Sithmi Nawodya, the daugther of a fishermen fell in love with surfing in one of the first mixed surf schools in Sri Lanka. Each woman details her unique journey over gorgeously languid shots of some of the most beautiful beaches on earth. Ultimately, these surfers are testaments to the unique bond between women and the tides that move them.
A Master of Arts and Media, Annika is a filmmaker herself. Her award-winning documentary "Set up to sell - Surfing as a lifestyle product" (2018) kept her driving through the European Atlantic coast. A German native who has been working in theatre, television and film festivals in Berlin, considers herself a resident of the world. She started „Femme Ocean“ as a resident artist at LAC - Laboratório Actividades Criativas, in Lagos in June 2019 and keeps living in Portugal. In 2022 „Femme Ocean“ was finally released and is invited at many International Film Festivals. Additionally, the film won the „Women in Film“ Award at the Portuguese Surf Film Festival Ericeira. Thanks to a great network to the international surf scene, she is always in contact with interesting surfers, surf journalists and environmental activists from around the world.