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Directed by Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr., Jessica Q. Chen

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Aspiring Chinese athletes and their international coaches arrive in the island of Hainan. Together, they attempt to become the country’s first Olympic surfers. SURF NATION follows this team and two of China’s top surfers, Alex and Lolo, as they train, compete and discover what they want their lives to be.

Director: Jessica Q. Chen, Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr.
Producer: Diane Quon, Nevo Shinaar
Executive Producer: Caryn Capotosto, Bonni Cohen, Mark Mitten, Justine Nagan
Director of Photography: Harrison Schaaf
Editor: John Farbrother, Kristin Bye, Luther Clement-Lam
Composer: Chad Cannon
Sound Designer: Drew Weir

Dates & Times


Directors Guild of America

Sat, May 7
3:00 pm

Directors Guild of America

Sat, May 7
5:00 pm