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About the Movie
Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Set in wave after wave of stunningly visual earthscapes, Given blooms into a tender yet stirring exploration of a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Deeply moving, Given offers us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again.
This film is something that I have been waiting 6 years to see. I followed the film blog while it was being created in great anticipation of its release. Honestly, before seeing the film I was nervous that I would be let down because of the expectations that 6 years can bring. I can say without hesitation that disappointment was nonexistent. The film inspires to be a better parent, surfer, and human being. Thank you Goodwin family and Jesse for this gift to the surfing and nonsurfing world! GoSeeGiven
All I can say is, wow. This film is completely stunning and fresh. It's original from start to finish. Given takes you on a visual ride across the planet with the Goodwin Family as they travel, surf, and introduce you to the cultures and people they meet along the way. Great for all ages!
Fear to excitement!
Inspiring film as I am about to be a new father, to look past myself and to teach my child as I was taught my my father. Really helps turn the fear of being a new parent into excitement as I wait with anticipation of how I get to present the world to my child!
Thank you to everyone involved in this film! Can't wait to share this story!