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      Waterman

      Released Apr 1, 2022 1 hr. 33 min. Documentary Biography TRAILER for Waterman: Trailer 1 List
      100% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 98% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport's first-time inclusion in this year's Games -- a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe. Read More Read Less

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      alett b I loved that it shed light on this Hawaiian.Hero & Legend and all his amazing accomplishments. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/03/22 Full Review Peter E Excellent film that will help you learn about an American champion Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/03/22 Full Review Ryan Souza Amazing movie of the life and contributions of Duke Kahanamoku!! Very important and timely story for the world to witness but also for Hawaiians to awaken to our potential of sharing Aloha with the world. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/25/22 Full Review Kanani Amazing movie detailing the life of a great man that is often not given enough credit. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/24/22 Full Review Harry F Many friends and colleagues give their accounts about the man they knew as the "Duke". Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/19/22 Full Review Marnie The movie was very well put together. The story was engaging and encouraged the Aloha. I will be recommending it to my friends. The Q&A with the producer, Chet, was a great bonus. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/19/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Maxwell Rabb Chicago Reader Waterman is a vigorously beautiful and deeply rich exploration of one of America’s most overlooked heroes. Apr 22, 2022 Full Review Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) I love that this movie brings him back to the fore, and tells us just what a wonderful man he was. Apr 19, 2022 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills A Jason Momoa-narrated paean to pioneering surfing legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, whose lifespan (from 1890 to 1968) witnessed monumental change in his native Hawaii... Oct 25, 2023 Full Review Graeme Tuckett Stuff.co.nz Go and see Waterman, even if you think you're not interested in a film about a surfing legend. There is so much more here to see. Rated: 4.5/5 Nov 17, 2022 Full Review Alex Saveliev Film Threat We could all learn something from Duke, and his culture, during these divisive times. Rated: 8/10 Apr 13, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com Duke Paoa Kahanamoku didnt always get the financial and popular success he merited during his lifetime; he deserves a proper tribute, and Waterman absolutely fits the bill Rated: 4/5 Apr 12, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport's first-time inclusion in this year's Games -- a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.
      Director
      Isaac Halasima
      Executive Producer
      Michael Cascio, Michael Kantor, Cheryl Hirasa
      Distributor
      Purdie Distribution
      Production Co
      Sidewinder Films, Traverse Films
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 1, 2022, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $271.8K
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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