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Floating — Saturday Matinée Screening

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3 Canada (map)

What kind of courage does it take to engage with water?

Girl on Wave
World Premiere | USA | 2017 | 64 min

The Hundred-Year-Old Whale
CANADA | 2017 | 15 min

Invading Giants
CANADA | 2017 | 12 min

  Emcee : Dr. Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor, U of T

Emcee: Dr. Stephen Scharper,
Associate Professor, U of T

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3-5:30 pm

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (map)


Girl on Wave
World Premiere | USA | 2017 | 64 min

Filmmaker: Steven Esparza

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GIRL ON WAVE introduces professional windsurfer Sarah Hauser and documents her journey as a New-Caledonian athlete competing on the American stage of windsurfing. Maui based 27-year old Sarah Hauser left the comfort of a masters degree in computer science and a traditional career path behind to follow her passion and pursue the unconventional path of an action sports athlete. GIRL ON WAVE follows the challenges and rewards that Sarah faces on her journey in hopes of inspiring others to never lose sight of their dreams. Filmed on Maui with state-of-the-art equipment, GIRL ON WAVE includes interviews with local mentors and community leaders who have guided Sarah on her journey and have played a critical role in helping her get to where she is today. Driven to perform at her highest potential in big swells and competitions around the globe, Sarah is leaving her unique mark on the water sports world "What are your dreams? What do you aspire to be?"


The Hundred-Year-Old Whale
CANADA | 2017 | 15 min 

Filmmaker: Mark Leiren-Young

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On January 2, 2017 it was announced that "Granny" was missing and presumed dead. Born in an era when whales were on everyone's menu and her family members were being harpooned, then shot, then captured and put on display, "Granny" (J2) miraculously survived in the west coast waters for over a century as the world - and the world of whales - changed completely. We meet the world's oldest killer whale and explore her past and her family's future.


Invading Giants
CANADA | 2017 | 12 min

Filmmakers: Kevin Fraser & Melani Wood

Every year residents of Newfoundland and Labrador look to the north with baited breath hoping the Atlantic Ocean will deliver to them a parade of ancient icebergs. Each one formed over 10,000 years ago and traveled thousands of kilometers before finally drifting into “Iceberg Alley” where they become accessible to a cast of characters whose livelihood depends on them.

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