Morning of the Earth

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A door-stopping time-capsule of surfing’s country soul era.

The definitive companion of the seminal film, this book commemorates Morning of the Earth’s fiftieth anniversary, showcasing 170 brilliantly remastered images from the movie and 50 motion film grabs from never-before-seen outtakes, all revealing of a forgotten past. See Australia, Bali, and Hawaii before rampant development took over. See the wide-angled point-of-views from the people and places and surfing that defined early 70s country soul life. See the iconic discoveries of surf spots then unknown.

The book includes a 40-page introduction with the film’s co-director Albert Falzon and contemporary surfer Torren Martyn, a foreword by co-director David Elfick, and essays by shaper Simon Jones and surf writers Sean Doherty and Jamie Brisick, all of whom who share intimate stories, dive deep into the history of the film, reveal rare never-before-seen archival treasures, and explore the early development of an artist and the filmmaker’s journey. The book is a must-have and prerequisite for any surfer and cinephile alike, and will make you fall in love with Morning of the Earth all over again.

  • 256 pages
  • First-edition hardcover printing, limited to 2100 copies.
  • Canvas wrapped and Swiss bound for lay flat reading.
  • Printed in Italy with FSC certified materials.
  • Comes with a Vimeo code to watch the a remastered version of the film, as well as RE-MOTE: The Lost Reels, a 40-minute film cut from the never-before-seen outtakes
  • 8 3/4″ X 12″