Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Set in wave after wave of stunningly visual earthscapes, Given blooms into a tender yet stirring exploration of a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Deeply moving, Given gives us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again.

Language: English

  • Director: Jess Bianchi
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 74 min
  • Age limit: null
  • Cinematography: Devin Whetstone
  • Editing: Dana Shaw, Jess Bianchi
  • Audio: Cody Welsh
  • Production: Avocados & Coconuts


  • Cinema Artis, hall 1: Sunday 29.01 - 12:00