**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."