POINT OF CHANGE
The project consists of a short film, a feature-length documentary and a program for positive change at the Point in Nias.
NIAS - POINT OF CHANGE
In this film we travel through time and revisit the meglithic island of long ago, taking a journey through the discovery of the bay by the first surfing pioneers in the '70's and looking at the dramatic changes the point has seen since that time, until today.
Changing Point Program consists of community and conservation projects on Nias island for positive change.
We are supporting the Nias Surf Club with life guard and first aid training.
We are supporting the free english school in Lagundi Bay.
We are supporting the breeding programme for the endangered Nias Hill Mynah (pictured below) in collaboration with the Nias National Museum, focused on protecting this precious bird from extinction.
We are also asking travellers to look at our NIAS Checklist to encourage travel in a more conscious and sustainable way:
- No Plastic - bring your own refillable water bottles, tote bags, bamboo toothbrush, say no to straws & single use plastic.
- Inspire locals - beach clean, educate, support enterprise and initiatives / lead by example.
- Alternative incomes - support the local economy, purchase a souvenir, fruit, fish.
- Social - support local NGOs, offset your carbon footprint / plant a tree / sponsor a child’s school fees / respect the culture
POINT OF CHANGE
A creative documentary feature film looking at the dramatic changes Nias island has witnessed through time, from colonials to the evolution of surfing. The Point is a microcosm of change. Surfing became part of the subculture from the 1970s onwards and the story is told through personal experiences of locals and visiting surfers who witnessed changes first hand and makes for a fascinating look at human nature and paradise lost and found.
This short documentary film is the story of Yasniar ‘Bonne' Gea, Indonesia’s first female champion surfer.
Coming from a humble muslim family to grow up and and blaze a trail to become the first female champ.
The film documents her return to the Point and as she revisits her family, friends and old life we understand how she grew up and the challenges faced to pioneer her way to becoming a champion.
NIAS CHANGE FOR GOOD
We are supporting projects that offer change for good in Nias. We are supporting the Nias Hill Mynah breeding program to save the bird of Nias, which is an endangered species.
We are supporting the free school in Lagundi Bay and the Nias Surf Club offering life guard and first aid training.
Any contributions go directly to these programs and you can specify where you would like to support and make a change.