givGiven is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Set in wave after wave of stunningly visual earthscapes, Given blooms into a tender yet stirring exploration of a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Deeply moving, Given offers us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again.
Directed by Jess Bianchi | Not Rated
Runtime 72 minutes
“‘Given’ is a film for the whole family…the film’s locations are beautiful, and just as compelling as the idea of raising children who are truly global citizens.” – Martha’s Vineyard Times
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