Following Seas


Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 25, 2017 5:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Following Seas
Amazing Stories
Features in Competition
Release Year:2016
Production Country:USA/Antarctica/Polynesia
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tyler Kelley & Araby Williams


Bob Griffith sailed into Honolulu Harbor in 1960 and met fellow iconoclast Nancy Hirsch. From that moment they were wedded to the sea. Steering their 53-foot cutter Awahnee to places no small boat had been before, they spent decades navigating the relentless pull of family and adventure. Combining recent interviews with exquisitely textured archival 16-millimeter film - shot by Nancy, on location from Antarctica to Polynesia, in the 1960s and 1970s - Following Seas is not only a story of world records and sailing feats, but of a family who truly lived a self-determined life and made the sacrifices their dream demanded.

Additional Information

Sponsr: Washtenaw County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Education Partner: University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Community Partner: Women's Caucus for Art