23/07/2013 | by Alex Dick-Read
MORNING OF THE EARTH.
By ALBE FALZON
+ LIVE MUSIC ACT BY ODEI
SURFFILMFESTIBAL 11. SAGÜÉS. SAN SEBASTIAN (SPAIN). 29th June
WAKE UP! PARC DUCOTENIA. St. JEAN DE LUZ (FRANCE). 6th July
11 years after this historic film closed the first Surfilmfestibal and was itself a spark for the vision of creating our festival, we once again screen Morning of the Earth.
At the time, Xabi Zirikiain from Loreak Mendian DJ´d over the film, in the same exact spot we are doing again in 2013.
And now, on the 42nd anniversary of the seminal film by Albe Falzon, and with his absolute support, we are showing it again! Now it´s Odei´s turn (2 students from the Paris Music Conservatoire, the other an Electronic music producer) to reinterpret, live, the soundtrack. Drums, vibraphone and synthesizer are all gonna help create some magic at Sagues on the 29.06, and St Jean de Luz during WAKE UP! on the 06.07.
MOTE is a delicious trip, a journey into a bucolic world where we see the first footage from Bali – Uluwatu, with Racetrack on fire, the cove … We can nearly smell the spices, clove cigarrettes and exotic fruits watching this time capsule from a long lost era. Australia and its fabled sand points from Queensland, the revolutionary surfing of Michael Peterson, with his cutback tattooed in the surf culture imagery, Angourie, the “Sultan of Speed” Terry Fitzgerald shaping on a farm in New South Wales surrounded by chicken, Nat Young … Hawai… Barry Kanaiaupuni and his style, Gerry Lopez redefining what was humanly possible riding barrel with those surfboards at Pipeline …
The film is also a celebration of nature, an invitation to live a more simple life away from the over comercialized world …
An absolute must see film that all surfers, artists, festivals need to acknowledge as fundamental in our surf culture.
Thanks Albe Falzon for having created this masterpiece.
See details here.