Morning of the Earth

Oct 14 2017
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Psychedelic Surf Films 1966–1980
dir. Albert Falzon
Albert Falzon’s first film reveals the revolutionary and pioneering spirit of Australian surfers who took the sport to a radical new level.

In this fascinating portrayal of the then-emergent new age hippie lifestyle, a handful of barefoot and homeless surfers embrace a back-to-the land mindset and live for nothing but surfing and communalism. Morning of the Earth captures them in their element, living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they travel in search of the perfect wave across Australia, Bali, and Hawaii. (1971, 16mm, 79 min)

Print courtesy the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor