A movie you have to catch: Into the sea

The 52-minute French film Into the sea, directed  by Marion Poizeau, takes a serious look at the role of surfing in society and positive cultural change around the world. In this film, receiving its world premiere at the London Surf Film Festival this week, Irish champion surfer Easkey Britton travels to Iran, taking to the water in a hijab, to become according to the film’s producers the first woman to surf there. Her aim was  to introduce surfing to the women of Iran. The idea came from a pioneering sportswomen from Iran who were excited by the possibility of learning to surf in their own country. Click here to watch the trailer