Trying out a different formula for our regular schedule on Abduzeedo. How about we share Netflix recommendations? We would focus on subjects surrounding design, photography, cinematography and more. For today, we are taking a look at this sublime and beautifully shot documentary entitled: Given the Movie. It's an exploration through a child's eyes named Given of his family traveling around the world, going through many cultures across their journey and surfing. I just loved the photography direction by Devin Whetstone, it is earthy, warm and makes you feel part of the entire movie.
In their words
Given 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 gives us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again.
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