“Into the Sea” by Marion Poizeau is now available to rent/buy on itunes, Vimeo, and Reelhouse. The film shows the journey of three women, Irish surfer Easkey, Iranian snowboarder Mona and Iranian diver Shalha who are introducing a new sport in Iran: SURFING. All three share a belief in the power of sport, especially surfing, as a way to break down barriers and connect with others. The film shows how these young women are encouraging more people to join them, bridging cultural and gender divides in a remote part of Iran. Together they are planting the seed for new opportunities and making history, becoming the first women to surf in Iran.
“Catching the wave, especially the first one, really feels like freedom…You feel you can do anything when you catch your first wave… And it’s just the beginning.”
Sara, female participant from Tehran