MAYA AND THE WAVE

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Director STEPHANIE JOHNES (US 2022) 100 min

Pursuing her dreams against all odds, Brazilian big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira challenges the status quo in a very patriarchal sport. Filmmaker Stephanie Johnes chronicles Gabeira’s journey over several years, capturing achievements but also unwavering determination in the face of adversity. From taking on the infamously huge waves in Nazaré, Portugal, to enduring multiple spine surgeries and a subsequent breakdown, the film dives right in to Gabeira’s struggles and triumphs. With jaw-dropping footage of this extraordinary athlete in action, including on the unprecedented 73.5-foot wave she surfed to break her own world record, Maya and the Wave presents a thrilling portrait of tenacity, proving that stature and gender matter less than courage and determination.

IN PERSON: Director STEPHANIE JOHNES; Executive Producers JULIAN CAUTHERLEY and ALEXANDRA JOHNES

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STEPHANIE JOHNES is a documentary filmmaker who gravitates toward stories of underdogs and dreamers. Doubletime, her directorial debut, premiered at SXSW and Tribeca and was acquired by Discovery Films. Maya and the Wave premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won a People’s Choice Award.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2022
RUNNING TIME:100 min
LANGUAGE:English and Portuguese with English subtitles
DIRECTOR:Stephanie Johnes
PRODUCER:
Stephanie Johnes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:Alexandra Johnes, Julian Cautherley
CINEMATOGRAPHERS:
Stephanie Johnes, Jorge Leal, João Pedro Plácido, Dudu Miranda
EDITORS:
Shannon Kennedy, Jordana Berg
NOTE WRITER:
Michelle Svenson

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