Save the date! Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids | April 19-20, 2024


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April 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm
$5 or Included with Day Pass
Viridian Event Center

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April 23 to May 31, 2023
$5 Suggested – Pay What You Can

Bangla Surf Girls

Bangla Surf Girls is an immersive documentary that takes us into the heart of a slum near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where we witness the transformation of young girls who join a local surf club and dare to dream of freedom and escape from a life of drudgery and abuse. The documentary captures the raw emotions, the family dynamics, and the complex pressures of poverty. Balancing the freedom of the waves with the restrictive realities of their circumstances, we experience the thrill and struggle of coming of age in a developing country.

Directed by: Elizabeth D Costa
Runtime: 85 minutes
Year: 2021
Country: Bangladesh
Content advisory: Not Rated – This film contains descriptions of domestic violence, yelling, and language that might not be suitable for all viewers.
Language: Bengali
Subtitles: English – Listening devices will be available for audience members that prefer to have the subtitles read to them.
Recommended for ages: 12+


Winner Accolade Award, April 2021

Official Selection:

2021 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
2021 Newport Film Festival
2021 New Hope Film Festival
2021 Portuguese Surf Festival
2021 European Union Festival in Asia
2021 One World Film Festival, Wales

Whether you love to watch films, want to explore the hands on activities at the Clubhouse, or do both, a day pass is your access to the Festival!

Each day pass includes the following perks: In-person films on a first come, first served basis

  • Clubhouse activities.
  • Free UTA transit to the Festival at Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville

Each member of your group needs a pass to access Tumbleweeds. Workshops require additional registration and fee. 

Choose a Saturday day pass, a Sunday day pass, or both! 

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