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Bustin' Down The Door

1h 35m Documentary, Sport 2008

AroView: Engaging surfing documentary telling the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who in 1975 revolutionised the sport and the culture of surfing as we know it today.

This goes far beyond an uplifting celebration of the ‘hang loose’ surfer culture, delving into an unexpectedly dramatic territory that will appeal to a broader audience beyond surfing fans. Most noteworthy, aside from the admirable pluckiness of the young upstarts themselves, was the friction between their aggressive (and progressive) style of surfing and the gentler traditions held by the Hawaiian locals, resulting in violent conflict and a slow-burning erosion of the native culture that still has repercussions to this day. Laid back this is not.

Synopsis: During the winter of 1975 in Hawaii, surfing was shaken to its core. A group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa sacrificed everything and put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture, and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. With a radical new approach and a brash colonial attitude, these surfers crashed headlong into a culture that was not ready for revolution.


Jeremy Gosch







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