USA/Canada, 25 minutes, 2012
Directed by Chris Malloy
Tuesday February 12th, 7:30
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Last fall Raincoast’s research vessel, Achiever, set sail into the Great Bear Rainforest with Patagonia, their world-famous team of surfers and Canada’s top ranked surfer Pete Devries. We embarked on an adventure that allowed these high profile surfers to experience this amazing coast. We encountered incredible wildlife, explored rivers choked with salmon and feeding grizzly bears and shared surf line-ups with whales and dolphins.
Our collaboration with accomplished filmmaker, Chris Malloy, has produced a remarkable 25-minute documentary titled GROUNDSWELL. It chronicles not only a world-class surfing adventure, but also provides a cerebral and compelling examination of an issue that embodies a great many aspects of today’s environmental challenges and opportunities: our energy future, geopolitics, aboriginal rights and title, and more. Raincoast crew and local indigenous leaders drive the narrative. www.raincoast.org
Director, Chris Malloy
Home base for Chris is a working ranch in California, where he lives close to the land with his wife and kids. The oldest of the three Malloy brothers and the director of 180° South and more than 20 surf films, his life is a blend of tradition, conservation and creativity. “The best things in life,” he says, “are the simplest.” Chris surfed the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational 2006 and has made dozens of "first descents" throughout Polynesia, Indonesia, Antarctica, Europe and South America. This was his first trip into the Great Bear Rainforest.