Groundswell takes a surfing safari to the Great Bear Rainforest

The Georgia Straight

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Threat of Enbridge pipeline looms over documentary short’s gorgeous, evocative images
by MARTIN DUNPHY on FEB 11, 2013
WHEN THE RAINCOAST Conservation Foundation decided to put together a coastal expedition to B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest to showcase its irreplaceable wilderness values, it wanted to present things a bit differently than the usual environmental documentary.
So it brought in filmmaker Chris Malloy, a former pro surfer from California, and some surfing buds: his bro (literally) Dan Malloy, Trevor Gordon, and B.C.’s Peter Devries.

The result is a great little doc (just under a half-hour) with some outstanding wildlife and landscape photography and one of the more unusual hooks for a film with a message: wandering the GBR’s coastal crevices in a 21-metre sailboat, looking for pristine swells…

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