Bonaire's windsurfing Champions are highlighted in upcoming documentary The Children of te Wind to be shot on Bonaire
Kralendijk, Bonaire – (March 11, 2010) – Bonaire’s Windsurf Kids and windsurfing in Bonaire are receiving enormous exposure with Seek Films new documentary Children of the Wind. The film will tell the story of Bonaire’s Windsurf Kids who’ve journeyed from humble beginnings to international fame through the sport of windsurfing, as well as what they’ve learned in the process.
It will be a story of how powerful change can come from children willing and strong enough to persevere through physical discipline and is a tribute to all Bonaire’s children. “Children of the Wind”, to be shot this summer on Bonaire, follows the young Bonaireans, who claimed their reputation and captured the world’s heart through the sport of windsurfing,
The official preview-trailer of the movie has been launched on the “Children of the Wind” website and is receiving buzz worldwide. Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) commented, “Anyone who loves sports will be blown away by this inspiring story of determination and passion.”
“Children of the Wind” is being produced by Seek Films, and will be funded predominantly by sponsors, grants, and tax-deductible donations through their fiscal sponsor From the Heart Productions. The crew will shoot on location on Bonaire this summer, and will consist of six people; Co-Creator/Producer Robert McCormick, Co-Creator/Director of Photography Peter Robinson, Co-Creator/Director Daphne Schmon, Media Manager/Assistant Cinematographer Alex Campbell and Principal Photographer/Assistant Cinematographer Richard Schmon. To view the trailer of Children of the Wind visit http://www.childrenofthewindmovie.com/trailer.htm.
Seek Films would like to send their gratitude to the sponsors who have pledged their contributions to support this film: Windsport Magazine, Tourism Corporation Bonaire, Bonaire Windsurf Place and Surf. If you would like to make a contribution to complete the production phase of this documentary visit http://commerce03.i2net.com/able55new/stores/46/Children-of-the-Wind-P19508C1578.aspx.
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and seep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.
Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism and as one of the top diving destinations in the Atlantic/Caribbean for eight years in a row in the Scuba Diving magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008), and as the Favorite Dive Destination in the World by About.com (June, 2008)
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