Surf Shorts

  • Inside the Mind of Sachi Cunningham Inside the Mind of Sachi Cunningham
  • Into the Sea Into the Sea
  • La Maestra La Maestra


Roxie Theater Fri, Apr 15, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Keep it Wild
Running Time:90 min.


Shorts Program

Meet the women surfers around the globe who are creating a new surf culture. All of them plan to make every wave count.

La Maestra
Paul Ferraris & Elizabeth Pepin Silva, USA, 2015, 30 mins
A profile of Mayra Aguilar, a young teacher in a tiny fishing village in Baja, Mexico, who decides to follow her own path by becoming the first Mexican woman in her area to surf, and in doing so, changes her community's expectations of what's appropriate for women.


Inside the Mind of Sachi Cunningham
Beth O'Rourke & Jeff den Broeder, USA, 2015, 6 mins
SF-based journalist Sachi Cunningham recounts harrowing winter missions with Big Wave World Tour Champion, Bianca Valenti, at San Francisco's feared, fabled and often ferocious Ocean Beach.

DISCUSSION WITH: Beth O'Rourke, Jeff den Broeder, Sachi Cunningham.

See an exhibition of Sachi Cunningham's surf photography at FestHQ (518 Valencia, right around the corner from Roxie) throughout the Festival weekend: April 15, 5-9pm; April 16, 12-9pm; April 17, 1-9pm

Into the Sea
Marion Poizeau, France, 2014, 52 mins
-- San Francisco Premiere
Three women are introducing a new sport to Iran: SURFING. All three share a belief in the power of sport, especially surfing, as a way to break down barriers and connect with others. This is the beginning of a brand new surf culture: They are making history by encouraging Iran's female surf pioneers, and planting the seed, synonymous with surfing, of freedom and creative self-expression. They plan to make every wave count.

Winner, 2015 Peace and Sport - SPORTEL Awards Documentary Prize

Program Sponsor:

Sports Basement

Community Parnters:

Bay Area Women in Film & Media | Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco | French Embassy in the United States | LUNA | SF Surfrider Foundation | Women's Environmental Network

Included Shorts

La Maestra (30min) More
Inside the Mind of Sachi Cunningham (6min) More
Into the Sea (52min) More