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Bangla Surf Girls

FATE HAD SOMETHING IN STORE FOR THESE GIRLS. THEY HAD OTHER IDEAS.

Overview

Genre
Lifestyle, Social Issues, Anthropology, Sports, and Minorities
Synopsis

Shobe, Aisha, and Suma break away from the drudgery of their lives by joining a surf club in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The girls fight family pressure and social judgment, for a few hours on the waves. They gain confidence as their natural skill and prowess gain attention and praise. Soon they are poised to make history as Bangladesh’s first women surfers. The odds are stacked against them but the girls refuse to give up. Balancing the freedom of the waves with the restrictive realities of their circumstances, we experience the thrill and struggle of coming of age in a developing country.

Stage
finished
Running time
90 and 52 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
In Sync Media
Country
Bangladesh
Years of Production
2016 - 2019
Locations
Cox's Bazar
Prod. Partners
Canadian Producer

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Festivals
HotDocs, Oakville, Newport, NewHope, Chez Republic, HumanRights
Awards
Oakville - Best Canadian International film, Runner up best director
Language
Bangla
Subtitles
English

Photos

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