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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