A little more than two years ago, we were telling you about Múkùne, a short documentary directed by Arthur Bourbon and written by Damien Castera about the recent expansion of surfing in Liberia, and the amazing impact it had on the country’s youth.
Back in the days, we mentioned the 6-minute video being a teaser to a feature length documentary in the works. Well it turns out that this documentary was finally released not long ago. Alright… it was released a few weeks ago and odds are that you’ve probably stumbled across it already. But in case you haven’t, we highly recommend making it a priority on your watchlist, as it’s now available on Apple TV, Prime Video and most VOD platforms.
Ranging at 46 minutes, ‘Water Get No Enemy’ shines a light on the history of surfing in Liberia. After several civil war episodes lasting for over 10 years, Liberia was left devastated in the early 2000’s and is still one of the poorest economies in the world. Arthur and Damien decided to visit the country 15 years after the end of the civil war, and shine a light on the relatively recent Liberian surf movement. The documentary highlights how a whole generation of kids who’ve discovered surfing and are using it as a medium of empowerment, and a way to create a brighter reality for themselves. A touching, beautifully shot story that we strongly encourage diving in.
Whilst we’re at it, here’s also a link to support the local community in Robertsport, Liberia in their effort to fund their own surf club.