North Of The Sun
PAST EVENT - 14th annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, March 2014
Introduced by Ari Lurie, founder of the Mill Valley Surf Film Festival
Dirs. Inge Wegge and Jørn Nyseth Ranum
Documentary | Norway | 2012 | 46 min.
In Norwegian, with English subtitles
Two young Norwegians decide to follow their dream of spending nine winter months surfing a secret, uninhabited Arctic bay—while testing a hypothesis that they could live happily, and even comfortably, off the waste of others. In between surfing, paragliding, and snowboarding in a spectacular setting, they build a cabin and stove out of driftwood and other detritus, create tools to help clean up the beach, and subsist almost entirely without buying food.