The South American premiere of Lost Jewel of the Atlantic, a documentary film directed by Jacob Holcomb and based on the destruction of surf spots on the island of Madeira, was presented by Save The Waves Coalition in Pichilemu, Chile’s Surf City, on Tuesday night, December 26 at the Casino Agustin Ross de Pichilemu. The documentary showed at 9 PM following a brief conference held by Proplaya and Save The Waves about the raw sewage problems facing the town of Pichilemu and the pulp mill pollution threatening nearby waves.
The film kicked off the four-day film and surf culture festival Pichulemu Surfestival 2006 produced by local surfers and featuring a national surf art show, photography exhibit, live music, ecology, short local films and the showing of numerous other surfing-related movies from Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, United States and Hawaii, France, Austria, Portugal, Spain and Australia.
To read more about the film, click here. To view the trailer, click here.
To read more in Spanish, click here.