A film by Lisa Denker and Charlotte Lagarde
Documentary film – 54:00 – 2003

Broadcast on PBS Independent Lens, HBO Latin America, Canal + Scandinavia

Available on DVD

Best Documentary,2003 Ashland Independent Film Festival
Audience Award, 2003 PBS Independent Lens
Audience Award, 2003 San Francisco International Film Festival
Special Jury Prize/Aloha Spirit Award, 2002 Hawaii International Film Festival
Best Documentary & Audience Award, 2003 Orinda Film Festival
Audience Award, 2003 Newport Beach Film Festival
Best of Fest,2011 Women Film Festival, VT
Craigen Weston Bowen Award, 2011 Women In Adventure Sports Film
Winner of the PBS Independent Lens Audience Award, HEART OF THE SEA: KAPOLIOKA’EHUKAI is a breathtaking portrait of surf legend Rell “Kapolioka’ehukai” Sunn, founding member of the Women’s Professional Surfing Association and beloved breast cancer activist. With exhilarating water scenes and captivating archival footage of surf culture, HEART OF THE SEA is an important look at Hawai’i’s integral part of America’s rich cultural heritage, a stirring portrait of a courageous legend.
Directors: Lisa Denker & Charlotte Lagarde
Producer: Charlotte Lagarde
Executive Producer: Janet Cole
Editor: Vivien Hillgrove
Principal Cinematography: Lisa Denker
Underwater Cinematography: Don King
Original Music: Miriam Cutler, Shawna Ngum and Todd Boekelheide
Additional Music: Ledward Kaapana
Sound Editing and Mix: Lora Hirschberg