CANCELLED – Doco of the Month: Girls Can't Surf
Please note: this event has been cancelled while the NFSA is closed to the public for 7 days from 12 August at 5:00pm, following directives from the ACT Government. Tickets to this event will be refunded; please wait to hear from our staff as they process cancellations.
Join us for the latest in documentary filmmaking. We’ll be celebrating diverse voices and intriguing personalities, uncovering truths from the exciting to the uncomfortable, and – most importantly – sharing real stories from Australia and around the world.
It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. Girls Can’t Surf follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who take on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever.
Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, Girls Can’t Surf is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.
‘The film is a great tribute to all of these athletes and a timely reminder of everything that led up to the decision to raise the women's prize money to parity with the men's just two years ago. The current generation has much to thank them for’ – Sydney Morning Herald
Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2021 AACTA Awards
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