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Indonesian Surf Star Dazzles on the Silver Screen

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Dede Suryana

Mengejar Ombak, the documentary about Dede Suryana, a young surfer from a West Java village who became an international star, has just won two awards at X-Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, a sports documentary festival that runs in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival.

Big congratulations to Jakarta-based director Dave Arnold – this has been a labour of love many years in the making, and all the hard work has resulted in an excellent and thoughtful film that explores the journey of a very special kampung kid thrust into the international surfing spotlight.

Click here to view the trailer and read the article about the film that Dave wrote for Kabar back in 2007. Premieres are planned soon for several locations in Indonesia – we’ll keep you posted!

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2 comments for “Indonesian Surf Star Dazzles on the Silver Screen”

  1. Congrats guys, it’s awesome to see how well it’s all working out

    Posted by zuludemigod | January 21, 2009, 10:51 pm
  2. I am at the moment on a 8 month South East Asia Trip but planning already my next trip which is supposed to go into higher and cooler regions. Great to stumple over blogs like this as it gives me more ideas what I wanna do and where to go and a lot of inspiration 🙂

    Thanks a lot


    Posted by Brandon Harrington | March 12, 2010, 4:38 am

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