Join us for the first of our Kom Film series - a fund-raising evening of surfing, community and environmental activism to support the important work of the Kommetjie Residents and Ratepayers Association (KRRA) and Protect the West Coast (PTWC) presented by Wavescape.
The first lineup of films feature some of our residents who star in, or have produced, directed, worked on or are represented by these three shortish films. Even if you have seen one or more, this remains a rare opportunity to come (we'll avoid the obvious little device we could have used) together for an evening of friendship and networking.
Films Behind the Peak (8min) Sonic Souvenirs (19min) Ours Not Mine (37min) Followed by Q&A (30min)
R50 a ticket at Quicket here
6.30 for 7pm Thursday 13 October Kommetjie Christian Church, 4 Lighthouse Rd
Behind the Peak (8:30 min) Dungeons launched South Africa into big-wave infamy during the late 1990s. But did you know that nearby Sunset Reef, which is far more perfect, is the original big wave spot? Behind the Peak is a brief look at the history of these two wildly different waves that have produced some of the best surfers in the world when it comes to slinging a 9-foot-something gun over the ledge. According to 3x World Champ Grant Twiggy Baker, neither wave has been ridden close to its full potential, and the best is yet to come, especially out at Sunset. "There's the opportunity there to get just a mind-bending barrel on a really big wave" reckons Twiggy, who says the place is capable of producing tubes on par with Jaws. Sonic Souvenirs: Episode 1 (19:15min) Sonic Souvenirs is a series of portraits that takes us on an exploration of art, music and surfing with Mikey February. This film tracks Mikey’s travels up and down the East and West coast of South Africa. His trademark fluency in surfing style and motion lends itself perfectly to this cinematic exploration of a spiritual - almost mystical - visual connection with his natural environment. Ours, Not Mine (37min) Director: Bryan Little Producer: Ana-Filipa Domingues Ours, Not Mine exposes heavy mineral sand mining on the West Coast of South Africa that entails the industrial-scale extraction of minerals used in everyday products. Visually rich footage of the biodiversity and splendour of a pristine wilderness is juxtaposed against the wasteland left behind for generations by mining companies from Australia, South Africa, China and others. We hear the stories of indigenous and local people affected by the mining, including elders from the Khoi Griqua people, who live off the land and ocean. The film is a call to action to force the government to follow legally binding procedures before granting licenses, such as environmental impact studies and proper public participation. The film underlines that a destructive, single-use activity stifles efforts to find sustainable economic activities, such as agriculture, fisheries and nature-based tourism.