Our friends, Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Paul Ferraris, need your help to complete “La Maestra,” a wonderful surf documentary about a young Mexican teacher who is inspiring both her students and the local community.
Co-Producer/Director, Elizabeth Pepin Silva explains why this is not your typical surf documentary:
“Surf movies are filmed all over the world, but usually it’s Americans, Australians, and/or Europeans traveling to exotic locals and talking about what they are seeing, and it’s rare that the filmmakers bother to interview the local people who are born and raised in these locations or capture their daily experiences of living and surfing there year-round. La Maestra (The Teacher) is unique in that it’s a story about a local woman, told entirely in Spanish with English subtitles, through our character’s own voice, not the voices of outsiders. Our cameras follow Mayra throughout her day, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the life of this young Mexican teacher and surfer who was born and continues to live and work in her tiny, remote village. La Maestra (The Teacher) is an important film because it features a strong Latina woman role model that will appeal to everyone. There is no surf media hype, no surf company sponsors, and no surf industry to spoil the soul of this film, but it also means we have to raise the money entirely on our own. So please donate if you have not done so.”
Please donate here. Amounts as small as one dollar will help this film get completed.