Destination: SAŌ TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE

"Floating in the Gulf of Guinea, this two-island nation, Africa's second-smallest, blends natural wonders with a gripping history. São Tomé & Príncipe (STP) is amazingly safe and welcoming to visitors, particularly ecotourists, for whom the advancing jungle is a delight. This is particularly true on tidy and unspoiled Príncipe, an island of just 7000 people. A canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, Príncipe is a magnificent Lost World, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkeling, fishing, birdwatching and a handful of interesting (if expensive) accommodations. While both islands have their natural rewards, Príncipe should not be missed."

- From our friends at Lonely Planet


        In São Tomé and Príncipe, the second smallest country in Africa, girls spend most of their day collecting water and helping their families. It is a paradise of friendly people, yet one where girls were not allowed to surf before SOMA. SOMA’s mission is to fight for gender equality through surf therapy, academic support and mental health education. This is a film about these girls’ reality and the role that SOMA plays in their community, giving the girls a key to unlock other possibilities defying all odds!

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