"Minds in the Water" Documentary Review

by steve watts January 22, 2013

Review of documentary "Minds in the Water"

Review of "Minds in the Water"

**3 out 5 Stars*** 

Similar to an after school special, "Minds In The Water" draws upon controversial and socially relevant issues, which in this instance is the protection of marine life.  The movie, although perhaps not cinematically captivating, leaves the viewer with a heartfelt and thought-provoking message. 

"For the gift of playing in the water and riding the waves, there's an obligation."

The movie follows Dave "Rasta" Rastovich, pro-surfer and environmental activist, in his quest to protect dolphins, whales, and the ocean.  "Rasta" masterfully weaves together surfers, artists, and musicians to bring transparency and awareness to the sea and its friendly inhabitants.  The movie, like holding a seashell to your ear, is a helpful reminder to listen to the calls and cries of the ocean.

As a surfer, handboarder, and ocean enthusiast, the "cry" was loud and clear.  In Rastonomic terms, "Saving our oceans is the currency for the future."

To watch the "Minds In the Water" please go here.  After all, "Now is the time to know, the mind's in the water."  To join in on the conversation and share your thoughts, visit Slyde's Facebook page.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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