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Release Date: September 09, 2011Running Time: 78 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

Ben Harper
Tariq Trotter
Billy "Mystic" Wilmot
Sam George

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A documentary that explores the complexity of race in America through the eyes of the ocean. Examining the history of "black consciousness" as it triumphs and evolves into the minds of black surfers, we learn the power of transcending race as a constructive phenomenon. Taking a look deep into America′s painful and pervasive legacy of slavery and exclusion. From surfing′s "discovery" by Captain James Cook in Hawaii in 1778 through the explosion of surf culture during the days of segregated Jim Crow America in the 1960′s, this film explores the myths that black surfers have overcome in their search for waves. A story about transcendence in the face of aggression and a glimpse into the Am... Full Summary >>