Bangla Surf Girls

Bangladesh, Canada | Online Exclusive!
Documentary, Elizabeth D Costa; 2021, 92 min
Recommended Ages: 12+
In Bengali, with English subtitles
In the water, Bangladeshi teens Suma, Ayesha, and Shobe are mighty, riding ocean waves with a fluidity, ease and mastery. On land, their lives are more tethered by lack of resources, patriarchal limitations, and generational divides. Bangla Surf Girls is a beautifully observed coming-of-age documentary that follows these three teenage girls over the course of three years, capturing the rare sense of agency they find by joining a surf club as they fight insurmountable odds to pursue their dreams.

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