Surfing, in its own nature tends to be a hedonist and egoistical sport.
But every once in a while, we get the chance to stumble upon a case of it having a larger purpose than pure personal enjoyment. And this is the story told in “Múkùné” — a new short film from Arthur Bourbon and Damien Castera shot in Liberia, and country that has been devastated by 15 years of civil war.
As you might have guessed, the pair somehow ended up finding themselves in front of a perfect barreling left, with barely no one out. But the point that would have been worth being the only purpose of their trip was only their canvas, as their main purpose was to document the country’s emerging community of surfers. Finding some fun time and driving motive has always been hard for the local youth, but that’s the role surfing ended up playing when it first arrived on the country’s shores, and kids picked it up to escape the violent reality of their every day life.
It’s a strong story, that’s beautifully shot and fully deserves 6 minutes of your very precious office break time.
We’ll also be keeping an eye out for the feature-length documentary that’s currently being edited and will be available in early 2019, and advise you to do the same by following Arthur, Damien and their production company “Hand Studio”.