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Fun Surf Movie Night: Award-Winning Films About Surfing, Motherhood, and Building Community

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wallenburg Hall (Building 160), Room 124


Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point A documentary film about friendship, community, pregnancy and surfing, features five Santa Cruz surf moms,  Mayra Aguilar, Jenny Bennett, Grace Gooch, Ashley Lloyd and Katie Loggins, living in Santa Cruz, California, and chronicles how they surf and support each other during pregnancy and after the birth of their children. This summer, the inspiring and delightful film had its world premiere at Europe’s largest surf film festival located in Anglet, France, where the film won the Audience Choice Award. Produced & Directed By Paul Ferraris & Elizabeth Pepin Silva.

La Maestra (The Teacher) Profile of Mayra Agulair, a teacher in a tiny rural fishing village in Baja, Mexico, who becomes the first Mexican woman surfer in her area, and in her own small way, changes her community for the better. Told in Spanish, using mainly Mayra's voice, the award-winning documentary depicts the beauty and slow pace of life in the village, while highlighting the amazing surfing waves in her town -- a gift of nature that has brought thousands of gringo surfers to the area over the years, forever changing Mayra's hometown in both positive and negative ways. With English subtitles.  Produced & Directed By Paul Ferraris & Elizabeth Pepin Silva. The films begin at 7pm with “La Maestra (The Teacher)” followed by “Super Stoked Surf Mamas.”  After the screening, Professor Margaret Cohen hosts filmmaker Elizabeth Pepin Silva and some of the Santa Cruz surf mamas, who will be in attendance to discuss the film and answer questions. Monday November 5, 7-8:30. Peter Wallenberg Learning Theater, room 124, Building 160, Stanford University

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Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
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