"All Points South" wins Best Short Film award at the New York Surf Film Festival 2009

October 8, 2009 | Environment

All Points South

Save The Waves is very proud to announce that our documentary "All Points South" received the Best Short Film award at the New York Surf Film Festival 2009. Many thanks to the NYSFF, for producing yet another stellar festival!

"All Points South" follows the story of surfers and fishermen activists in Chile and their struggle against forestry industry pollution of coastal waters and waves.

Film director Sachi Cunningham commented from Los Angeles, California about the award: "We're thrilled with the recognition and hope that it inspires surfers everywhere who are concerned about the environment to not only think globally about our oceans' health, but also act locally to keep their breaks clean.”

The screening of All Points South during this festival was on Saturday, September 26 at Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan.

The story behind "All Points South"

Surfers are a litmus test of the health of our oceans. Save The Waves Coalition's new film, All Points South, relates how surfers and fishermen in Chile are joining together to fight against rampant pollution from the pulp industry, and how consumers can help by making better choices when buying paper.

From California to the long left points of Southern Chile, surfers increasingly find themselves in the line of fire between coastal waters and industrial pollution. In All Points South the journey takes us to Southern Chile, where pulp mill pollution threatens entire ecosystems, an ancient way of life, and threatens to tear apart a tight-knit fishing community. With world-class surfing at some of the planet's best point breaks, this is the story and journey of a group of surfers and their effort to expose the injustice being done by a powerful, worldwide industry.

Featured surfers: Ramon Navarro, Keith Malloy, Timmy Turner, Joao de Macedo, Leon Vicuna, Nano Zegers, James Pribram, Edgar Nozes, Brett Schwartz.

Source: Save The Waves Coalition

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