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The unorthodox upbringing of the Paskowitz clan is the subject of Surfwise, the story of a family who lived on the road, camped at the beachfront and fashioned its own vanguard version of s-’70s alternative lifestyles. Several of Paskowitz’s children reached a competitive level in surfing, winning contests and earning endorsement income. In August , Paskowitz launched the Surfing For Peace project to deliver surfboards to the small surfing community in Gaza. Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, his wife Juliette, and their nine children–all of whom were home-schooled on the beaches of Southern California, Hawaii, Mexico and Israel. None of the Paskowitz children were formally educated during their time on the road. After two failed marriages including one that resulted in two daughters , he realized that he did not feel happy as a doctor. Magnolia Pictures [United States].

The Endless Summer of the Paskowitz Family”. Log in with Facebook. I wish the kids would have spoken out against family violence. I liked listening to his kids talk about their experiences and how it affected them, but I hated having to listen to Doc speak his weird views on life. Paskowitz’s philosophy about the difference between knowledge and wisdom led him to believe that the formal education systems in all the countries of the world were not useful. Surfwise is a well-made and entertaining documentary about a “different” family and the ways it affected all of them.

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Yes No Report this. Learn more More Like This. Dorian Paskowitz marches to a different drummer and he marched his mvie and 9 children to that same beat.

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Alive and Kicking This had resulted in estrangement moviee their parents for varying periods of time for some of the children, though by the time of the documentary’s filming, all of the children had reconciled with their parents. Magnolia Pictures [United States].

He kids called him a dictator.

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Surfwise is a well-made and entertaining documentary about a “different” family and the ways it affected all of them. Interviews in the movie with the Paskowitz children paskowita many of them held deep resentments about their childhood, from having lost the chance to have an education, to the inappropriate exposure to their parents’ sexual activity, to the extensive list of rules imposed upon them by their father. Doug Pray, has made a fascinating look at a man who not only was a great revolutionary, but a pure human being.


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Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz March 3, — Pawkowitz 10, was an American surfer and physician[1] [2] who gave up practicing medicine for a living and decided to become a professional surfer. No matter how tyrannical or possibly abusive Dorian was, all nine of his children paskowittz in the documentary but it has been ten years since they have all been together in the same place. All I know is that I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up that way. Registration now open for pasowitz Summer Surf Camps!

Sad, because although their childhood was an idyllic bohemian dream that most kids would die for, none of the Paskowitz kids were prepared for life. Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.

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Pasoowitz, TexasU. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Jul 18, Rating: While all Paskowitz family members were scheduled to attend, four brothers were stuck in New York, as bad weather in both New York and Toronto prevented them from getting on the plane. Mark Abell Super Reviewer. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.

After marrying his third wife, Juliette, Paskowitz and his new bride began a period of roughly 25 years of a transient bohemian lifestyle on the road. He believed that achieving wisdom came from real experiences in the world, and from meeting and learning from everyday people.


Feb 11, Rating: I’m glad the family decided to pull together for this film. The New York Times. Sheikh Sliman Abu Hamid. Already have an account?

By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policiesand to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Newport Beach, CaliforniaU. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Interspersed with the interviews, was what appeared to be home-movie footage and newspaper clippings of the family as they lived the adventure of raising nine children as nomads and traveling the continent in a foot motor home.

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Provocative but even-handed subculture lifestyle film. Weekend Box Office Results: This family has very special reasons for harboring animosity towards each other and I think it is a testament to the power of love and discipline that they seem to have come to terms with their lot in life.

July 01st – July 03rd. Retrieved June 30, I don’t understand how he can think he did the right thing.

The sad theme was that “Doc” naively behaved as if his children were clones of him. Retrieved April 6, Some documentarians think like essayists, propagandists, abstract painters, or magazine reporters. Dec 7, Rating: Himself as Joshua Paskowitz Dorian Paskowitz Views Read Edit View history.