|Production:||National Film and Television School (UK)|
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27' / 2013 / Denmark, United Kingdom
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.02
Juma dreams of leaving his Kenyan slum for a better life abroad. His pregnant girlfriend has moved overseas for work, leaving him to find his own way. Juma sets his sights on a middle-aged tourist named Lynn, who shows him a glimpse of the high life in exchange for his “companionship.” With up close and personal access, Beach Boy explores the burgeoning sex tourism industry.
48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 - Best Short Documentary
Tampere International Film festival 2014 - Best Documentary
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014 - Audience Award
Official Selection: CPH:DOX 2013 / ZagrebDox 2014 / Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2014 / Tel Aviv DocAviv 2014
Emil Langballe (b. 1982) is an independent Danish filmmaker based in Copenhagen. He is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus and graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2013 with the film ‘Beach Boy’ which has won awards in Karlovy Vary, Tampere and Thessaloniki.
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