A touching portrait of the late surfing icon Rell Kapolioka’ehukai Sunn (Native Hawaiian). Instructed by surfing legend Buffalo Keaulana, Sunn was renowned as a pioneer of women’s professional surfing, co-founding the Women’s International Surfing Association (WISA), the first women’s pro circuit. At home in her native Hawaii, Sunn grew up on the beach in Oahu near Makaha Point, where she was revered not only for her incredible athleticism, charisma, and grace, but also for her inspirational work as a community organizer for at-risk youth. As an activist, she fought to improve the lives in her community and to preserve the natural beauty and cultural traditions of her beloved Hawaii. Directed by Lisa Denker and Charlotte Lagarde.
Introduced by Melissa Bisagni, Film & Video Program Manager, National Museum of the American Indian.