Stoked & Broke
Directed by Cyrus Sutton | USA | 2010 | 56min
A staycation surfari on zero dollars. Two good-natured surfers make their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers, and hobo stoves as they set off on a 30-mile, eight-day walk through San Diego, California. Consulting bums, panhandling, selling sage, and collecting cans, the friends attempt to reduce surfing—and life—back to its primordial roots. But what begins as a guide to taking a minimalist surfing journey quickly becomes an examination of the relationship between freedom and alienation. The friends begin to realize how much of their lives and their own contentment is defined and dictated by marketing and culture. As they turn to the ocean for relief and solace, they still aren’t completely fulfilled. The ultimate lesson of their journey is that in the end, it isn’t a great wave that provides salve for the soul, but good old-fashioned human relationships. - Russ Spencer
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