The remarkable film Minds in the Water will be celebrating its official launch tonight, following a successful screening at the Byron Bay Film Festival. The award-winning documentary follows the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share.
Through Dave’s journey – a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan – we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
Said Rastovich, ‘As ocean people, it is our privilege to be the custodians of our coastlines. The film documents our attempt at fulfilling that role as we travelled to surfing locations around the world. Cetaceans are the ultimate, and original surfers. They are our ocean kin and it is our role to do what we can to protect their wellbeing.’
As an extra bonus, playing after tonight’s screening at Kommune Beach Resort in Greenmount will be Ashleigh Mannix, fresh from Bluesfest, together with Californian muso Peter Goetz. Showtime is 7pm and tickets are $10.