Daida, Back To The Ocean
· The piece premiered on the digital platform on Friday, November 17, coinciding with World Lung Cancer Day
· The short film will be available, openly, until Monday, November 27
· Daida, Back to the Ocean aspires to become a finalist in the best short documentary category at the 2024 Goya Awards
· The inspiring story starring the 18-time windsurfing world champion, Daida Ruano Moreno (Bruch Boards / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins), aims to raise funds for the fight against cancer
Pozo Izquierdo, November 16, 2023.- Coinciding with the celebration of World Lung Cancer Day, the documentary Daida, Back to the Ocean premieres this Friday, November 17, on the digital platform YouTube. The short film will be available, openly and free of charge, only for another week, until Monday, November 27, with the aim of taking advantage of the unbeatable coverage offered by its candidacy for the Goya Awards and conveying an optimistic message to all those people affected by the disease both, directly or indirectly.
"Not only cancer patients feel comforted by the film, but also family and friends, who have experienced this disease up close, find a halo of hope and excitement when watching the documentary." said its protagonist, the 18-time windsurfing world champion, Daida Ruano. The film was produced, in conjunction with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), to raise funds for the cause, but it was also born with an important inspirational aspect, highlighted by director, Pablo Ramírez.
The young director of ‘Daida, Back to the Ocean’, was confident that: “The global audience that YouTube offers will allow us, over the next week, to reach people from all over the world, giving them access to the short film, which will move them with a torrent of positive energy from this inspiring story.” Originally filmed in Spanish, the popular online audiovisual content platform will offer versions with subtitles in English, German, French and Italian. In addition, users will be able to select the option for descriptive subtitling or for deaf people (SPS), which supports the integration of deaf people or people with hearing loss.
The Race Towards the Goya
Last October, the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AACCE) selected ‘Daida, Back to the Ocean' as a candidate to become a finalist for the 38th edition of the Goya Awards, which will be held in Valladolid next February 10, 2024. After more than a month, Pablo Ramírez Bolaños' debut film continues to be viewed by academics, who will have to choose, among all of the selected works, the 5 pieces that will compete for winning the 'Cabezón' in the category of Best Documentary Short Film.
The film tells the story of Daida Ruano Moreno, a legendary athlete who saw her professional career and life take an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. Produced by Saltydrops, Gran Angular Canarias and Seven Island Films, the documentary travels through that tortuous path that Daida had to travel to overcome her illness and, with the help of her family and friends, be able to reconnect with the ocean, the only place where she feels truly free.
You can view the whole documentary of ‘Daida, Back to the Ocean’ @ https://youtu.be/StfBzrpR8vU?si=YThuWNy8xntqLSue