Cool projects always arise from conversations and ideas brewed among friends. Yentl Touboul's new independent surf film PAARKESINE came about this way when he and long-time friend Tito Lavole had the urge to make a surf video.
They first started filming in Guadeloupe, the Caribbean island that they both grew up on, but ultimately knew that the film had to feature the surreal chaos of the plastic land they both adore: Indonesia. Touboul and Lavole booked a flight and were ready to embark on another 20-hour mission via deserted roads and sketchy ferry rides, on a strict beng-beng diet. They arrived in Indo and were welcomed by the plastic-infested streets, and the burnt plastic fumes that amass in the air.
They were there to chase a blob that popped on the maps; it wasn't a "swell of the decade," but was definitely something decent enough to produce a few punt-able wedges at the remote spot they had been eyeing for a while. Touboul, Lavole, and filmmaker Kylian Castelis traveled through sketchy mountain roads in the middle of the night, witnessed some of the most idyllic turquoise water bays flooded with plastic at high tide, and talked with locals who don’t even have a decent roof over their heads, but surf the web on their smartphones. And it's all here in this cinematic new film PAARKESINE.