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    Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

    Directed by Aaron Lieber
    USA/Indonesia/Fiji/Costa Rica/El Salvador/Tahiti | 90 minutes | True Stories

Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm to a shark when she was 13 years old. That attack didn’t stop her from becoming a champion surfer, a wife and mother, and a role model to millions. This is the inspiring, impressive story of an unstoppable spirit.


January 14, 2019 9:30 AM   Tickets not available
Tickets not available

film synopsis

By age 13, Bethany Hamilton had already collected a shelf of awards for her surfing skills. Then, while on her board off the coast of Hawaii, she lost her left arm to a shark attack. Her remarkable recovery — she was back in the ocean in major surfing competitions the following year — made her a media sensation and the subject of the 2011 movie Soul Surfer. Now, in director Aaron Lieber’s inspiring documentary, filmed over four years, Bethany’s magnificently improbable triumphs and challenges continue as she meets and falls in love with her husband (their wedding takes place underwater!), becomes a mother, and prepares to take on the mammoth wave known as “Jaws” off the coast of Fiji. Featuring archival footage of her Hawaii childhood, magnificent surfing scenes shot by Lieber, and candid interviews with her family, friends, and Bethany herself, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable tells a story so improbable it could only be true.

film details

Country: USA/Indonesia/Fiji/Costa Rica/El Salvador/Tahiti
Year: 2018
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
Director: Aaron Lieber
Producers: Penny Edmiston, Jane Kelly Kosek
Primary Company: Lieber Films
Cinematographers: Aaron Lieber
Editor: Carol Martori
Music: Kris Bowers
Website: www.unstoppablethefilm.net

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Director Aaron Lieber

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