2024 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids

Bangla Surf Girls (Ages 12+)

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Bangla Surf Girls is an immersive documentary that takes us into the heart of a slum near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where we witness the transformation of young girls who join a local surf club and dare to dream of freedom and escape from a life of drudgery and abuse. The documentary captures the raw emotions, the family dynamics, and the complex pressures of poverty. Balancing the freedom of the waves with the restrictive realities of their circumstances, we experience the thrill and struggle of coming-of-age in a developing country.

Awards Winner Accolade Award, April 2021

Official Selection 2021 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival 2021 Newport Film Festival 2021 New Hope Film Festival 2021 Portuguese Surf Festival 2021 European Union Festival in Asia 2021 One World Film Festival, Wales

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Utah Premiere
  • Rating
    Not Rated - Recommended for Ages 12+
  • Note
    This film contains descriptions of domestic violence, yelling, and language that might not be suitable for all viewers.
  • Director
    Elizabeth D Costa
  • Screenwriter
    Lalita Krishna
  • Filmmaker
    Vijay Vaidyanathan