Dir. Jess Bianchi | Documentary | U.S.A. / Australia / Fiji / Iceland / Ireland / Israel / Marshall Islands / Morocco / Nepal / New Zealand / Peru / Senegal / South Africa / Thailand | 2017 | 72 Min.
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with film subjects Given and Daize Goodwin
SUNDAY, March 19, 7:30 PM - Chilmark Community Center
Aamion Goodwin was barehanding prawns out of a clear creek in Fiji before he could talk. His vagabond dad made their home not in one place, but on a seasonal passage to outposts with surf swells. Now a father himself, Aamion is passing knowledge, and a unique lifestyle, on to his own son. Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of this family legacy come full circle. Telling the tale in a new way, through the visceral experience of a six-year-old, the film follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin as they and their two young children set out to fulfill a calling that spans generations.
Daize Goodwin attracts people wherever she goes, for something more than her sunny magnetism. Whether noseriding over piercing reef, or navigating a varied upbringing she got through unscathed. As a teen she was the face of Roxy, an icon in the rise of women’s surfing, and longboarding world champion twice. Through her resourceful creativity Daize has manifested a blessed life. Trolling the Hanalei farmer’s market for tasty mangoes so her kids don't crave candy, she’s a happy, purposeful mother who knows the earth provides.
Thank you to the screening sponsor