Bangla Surf Girls

Shobe, Aisha and Suma break away from the drudgery of their lives by joining a surf club in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The girls fight family pressure and social judgement, for a few hours on the waves. They gain confidence as their natural skill and prowess gains attention and praise. Soon they are poised to make history as Bangladesh’s first women surfers. The odds are stacked against them but the girls refuse to give up. 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.

  • Name in Original Language: Bangla Surf Girls
  • Director: Elizabeth D. Costa
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2021
  • Length: 86 min
  • Cinematography: Elizabeth D. Costa
  • Editing: Jordan Kawai, Matthew E. Cohn
  • Music: Ohad Benchetrit, Justin Small
  • Production: Lalita Krishna for In Sync Media


  • Cinema Sõprus: Tuesday, 1.02 - 21:00
  • Tartu Elektriteater: Saturday, 5.02 - 17:30
  • Cinema Artis, hall 1: Sunday, 6.02 - 15:45
  • Elisa Stage platform: Tuesday, 1.02 9 am - Sunday, 6.02 11:59 pm (the film can be viewed within 48 hours from the first opening)