RESURFACE (Tribeca Film Festival Manhattan Borough New York City New York USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

26-minute short film documentary—presents surfing as a healing for mental stress disorders arising from exposure to traumatic life events such as veterans experience when returning from war. This short documentary seems to be presented more as an advertisement/infomercial rather than an educational/informative piece. There is not a great deal of information presentation and the viewer is left with the question of how this particular therapy works over other therapies available.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


War veterans find healing through interaction with the ocean and the surfing sport.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Joshua Izenberg and Wynn Padula for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Lisa Nishimura and Jason Spingarn-Koff for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Bobby Lane), Himself (Van Curaza), Himself (Martin Pollock), Himself (Mike Shurley), Himself (Sean Meyer), and Himself (Wallace J. Nichols).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie provides an alternative approach to healing those exposed to exceptionally traumatic life events.

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