SHE IS THE OCEAN Wins Best Documentary at the LA Femme International Film Festival
Inna Blokhina, the acclaimed director of the award winning documentary about SURFING ON THE WAVE (with Kelly Slater),won Best Documentary for her second film, SHE IS THE OCEAN, at the LA Femme Awards Gala, Sunday October 14th at the SOUTH PARK Center in Los Angeles. The film examines nine extraordinary women from the four corners of the globe who share one thing in common: a profound love for the Sea. A love so profound that they have chosen to make the Ocean the center of their physical, philosophical and professional lives.
In a unique documentary concept, the director has selected these women, ranging from the ages of twelve to eighty three, in order to create a portrait of what could be a metaphor for one woman's Ocean life through all her ages.
Starting with three women who engage in the thrill of ocean sports, to a famed scientist who plunges into the deepest depths on the edge of human survival, to a cliff diver who is hailed as "The bravest woman in Germany", She is the Ocean captures the common thread that bonds them together. Both how it has formed their lives and given them meaning BEYOND the normal constraints of society.
Mankind has always referred to the Ocean as a She.
Even the boats that sail upon her waters are considered to possess female energy.
Could this be mankind's greatest homage to the female gender? That these Oceans of ours, which contain the most powerful forces on the planet, the most BOUNDLESS mysteries, the progenitor of all life on earth, the vessel of our planet's most infinite and valuable bounty, will forever be related to the same noble attributes of a woman? The attributes of mystery and power which has kept mankind enthralled from time immemorial?
She is the Ocean will explore these thoughts and more. And, in the very words of the women who lead these extraordinary lives, seeks to discover the answers.
About Inna Blokhina
Inna Blokhina, is a director, producer and journalist born in a family of a high ranking military officer stationed in Germany, Dresden. She graduated from the University of TV and Radio Journalistic. Upon graduation she was affiliated with major Russian broadcasting TV channel, until opening her own Production Company "InWaves Production". The first film "On the Wave" was successfully distributed World Wide by IMG Distribution and also received the award "Best Russian Film". Her most recent project "She is the Ocean" documentary received rave reviews and was highly acclaimed by Maui Film Festival/ "Audience Award"/, Honolulu Surf Film Festival /Director's Choice Award, Best Documentary at the Rainbow Honolulu International Film Festival. The film was also a selection at Long Beach International Film Festival, 15th Ocean International Film Festival and Santa-Cruz Film Festival.
About LA Femme Int'l Film Festival
Now in its 14th year, the LA Femme International Film Festival is a premiere festival that focuses on women filmmakers who create commercial films for a worldwide audience. The festival offers a unique opportunity for women filmmakers who seek a more creative approach to filmmaking as well as domestic and international film distribution. Along with TMS Entertainment USA, other festivals sponsors include: Sony Diversity, Writer's Guild of America (WGA) Women's Committee, Screen Actors Guild -American Federation of Television Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Diversity, Eleven Arts Animation Studio and Columbia College Hollywood.