We are so excited about the release of this documentary – take a deep breath – it will only be out on the 26th October and to a closed audience…but we are working on screening it to a broader audience, so stay tuned.
The documentary follows Lisa Beasley’s journey after a horrific accident encourages her to return to the ocean. Reigniting her love for the ocean, Lisa becomes a guardian of the marine life in the tidal pools – and as she saves the life in the ocean, the ocean aids in her recovery. It is in these tidal pools that Aaniyah Omardien and Lisa meet for the first time. At the time, Aaniyah is way too pregnant to keep lying on her belly to paddle and surf her local break at Muizenberg, and so she begins snorkeling and free diving with Lisa. It is winter but that does not hold them back, the pool is full of life and wonder… but as summer arrives, that same life comes under threat. Together with many other passionate people Aaniyah and Lisa work with the City of Cape Town to protect the wonderful marine life in these pools.
We look forward to sharing Lisa’s story with you – she is an inspiration and we are stoked to have her on our team!
The documentary forms part of the UCT Honours students’ final project for their year studying documentary film production. This particular documentary is shot and edited by Michael Carter, directed by Trygve Heide and produced by Leila Kidson. For more information and updates on the film head over to @tidalfilm on Instagram and Facebook.