Narrated by Gbenga Akinnagbe (HBO's The Wire), Children of the Wind tells the story of the Bonaire windsurfers, a group of native Caribbean kids, who under the mentorship of the remarkable Elvis Martinus, overcame insuperable odds to not only dominate an inherently elitist sport but to revolutionize it. The film focuses on brothers Tonky and Taty Frans and their cousin Kiri who come from a poor fishing family and began windsurfing before the age of ten, using whatever broken or discarded equiPMent they could scrounge, and who are now, twenty years later, global superstars. Winner of 7 festival awards.
Children of the Wind
Screening at the AMC 34th St., Theater 10
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Urbanworld Music at Yotel