<div class="ExternalClass6FDAD710906E49E0BF3C7A5924110E6D"><p>​If your idea of adventure is watching it from the safety of a comfortable chair, then grab your popcorn and head down to the Volvo Cinema Dome at the V&A’s Jetty 2. Every day between Saturday 1 and Wednesday 19 November, free documentary screenings will grant visitors an opportunity to experience the thrill of racing a small yacht across mighty oceans.</p><p>At hourly intervals throughout each day visitors can watch actual documentary footage taken of sailors at sea, entitled ‘A day at the office’. The hour-long presentation includes the documentary, a short chat with a Volvo Ocean Race host who can answer questions as well as a quiz show based on life at the sea.</p><p>Anyone wanting to learn more about the ocean can also attend free screenings of the Open Ocean Film Festival at the V&A Amphitheatre between Friday 7 and Sunday 9 November. From 7pm each evening, Wavescape will present a bouquet of films focusing on the world’s oceans and conservation issues. </p><p><strong>Friday, 7 November: 7pm to 9pm</strong></p><p>The film line-up for Friday, 7 November includes the 4-minute Home which explores ecological links between humans and other species. This is followed by the 15-minute Now Now which showcases six months of champion surfer Jordy Smith’s best surf moments as he travelled between South Africa, Mozambique, Australia and Indonesia. The evening ends with the 85-minute Minds in the Water, an Australian production described as “insane surf meets the ocean’s soul”. The film follows surfer Dave Rastovich’s quest to save whales and dolphins.  Join him in Australia, the Galapagos, Tonga, Alaska and Japan.</p><p><strong>Saturday, 8 November: 7pm to 9pm</strong></p><p>Durban’s Kushaya Igagasi, translated “Hitting the Waves” is the subject of a 23-minute film on Saturday, 8 November. It includes four mini-narratives presenting the lives of Sihle (20), Andile (20), Shorty (19) and Lucky (23). All four were freed from a life on the streets when they literally hit the waves. Next up is Bending Colours with Jordy Smith. The film, which was shot with super high-tech cam technology combines surf action with creative flair. It takes viewers on a surfers’ journey from South Africa to Indonesia, Reunion and Hawaii. Last up for the evening is Come Hell or High Water, a 41-minute feature film made in Hawaii. The 16mm film offers a glimpse into the rich, colourful and very physical life of bodysurfers.</p><p><strong>Sunday, 9 November: 7pm to 9pm</strong></p><p>On Sunday, 9 November an Ode to Simplicity describes the life of Andrew Strode, a carpenter, artist, shaper and importantly a passionate surfer as he lovingly crafts his boards. A heart-warming addition to the 5-minute documentary is the role played by Andrew’s blind dog which is addicted to the ocean. Following this is a 10-minute documentary entitled disguised by Nature in which surfers Bianca Buitendag and Johanne Defay travel to Australia for some spectacular surfing opportunities. Rounding off the festival is the 52-minute Surfing and Sharks which offers a fascinating study of the complex relationship between surfers and sharks in South African waters, culminating in a “cathartic” free diving trip with sharks off the KwaZulu-Natal coast.</p><p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.wavescapefestival.com/">www.wavescapefestival.com</a> </p></div>2014-10-28T22:00:00Z

 

 

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