In “Primitive” the filmmaker dives deep into Vancouver’s surfing culture

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Nature, forest, sea, tradition. Discover Canada’s surfing culture through a surfer’s pedigree.

In his latest film, Ben Lalande tells the story of a cold water surfer from Canada called Kalum Bruhwiler. The Bruhwiler family is known as the pioneer of surfing culture in Vancouver, CanadaEven so, Kalum Bruhwiler surfs with his own style.

“Gisele Bruhwiler moved to Tofino when the now well-known Canadian surf town was nothing more than a small fishing village. She has since raised a whole family of pro surfers, but the old way to show them how to sail and live off the land, ”teases the film description.

“Primitive” unravels the Bruhwiler family story, Tofino’s story and more through the lens of Gisele and Kalum Bruhwiler.

This short film has a running time of 4 minutes. Filmed and edited by Benoit Lalande, NOMAD films.

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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.

Topics: surfing, water

Keywords: Surfing, Vancouver

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