The all time classic surf film of the 70’s: a fantasy of surfers living in three unspoiled lands, playing in nature’s ocean and letting it do all the talking.
Morning of the Earth shows the pioneering spirit of a new breed of Aussie surfer who took the short board evolution to a radical new level, with sequences of smooth old-school style surfing, set to the hypnotic tunes of the day. Nat Young, Chris Brock, Baddy Treloar, Michael Peterson and Terry Fitzgerald defined their generation; young men dedicated to the surfing life who lived for nothing else but to surf. Surfers tuned into their natural environment, living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) in search of the perfect wave.
Albe Falzon’s film explores these “soul-surfers” in their natural world. With all the skills to dominate the sport internationally they chose a simpler surfing ethos and communal lifestyle.
“I made Morning of the Earth because I wanted to make a positive film about surfing and the world”. – Albe Falzon
Screening time: 1:00pm
D Albert Falzon, P David Elfick, Dist Albert Falzon | 1971 | Australia | 79mins | Rated G
Friction Free Finless
Morning of the Earth screens with Friction Free Finless (10 mins), a musical surf experience in the West Australian desert Reef on finless boards. Accompanied by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, singer/songwriter Steve Pigram and didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins.
D/P Chris Duczynski | 2013 | Australia | 10mins