As I talked about before in my last post, before viewing the film Unstoppable: Bethany Hamilton, there was a red carpet even to honor Bethany and everyone else who worked together to put this film together. After the red carpet event, the very first public viewing of this new documentary, directed by Aaron Lieber, was shown in a movie theater at the Dole Cinemas. The movie theater was packed full with friends and family of Bethany, including almost every professional surfer here on Oahu that you can think of. This viewing was not only being shown to the public the first time, but also to Bethany and her family with made this viewing such a special memory. The film itself was in my opinion, a masterpiece. Unlike the movie Soul Surfer based on Bethany, it was a documentary that actually showed real Bethany and her real family and friends and I think this is something that everyone needed. Bethany face needed to be recognized with her story. The documentary showed Bethany conquering many goals like surfing Jaws and doing Ariels. It also showed her journey through pro surfing while being married and also with an unexpected pregnancy and the mental strength that the sport takes. My favorite part about the film was the realness of it. It was bare. It was raw. The footage was real and full of emotions. You truly felt her pain when she was explained her anger and aggravation. You hurt for her when she wanted to give up but were constantly pulling for her to hold on. The cinematography was ridiculously awesome and the surfing and underwater scenes were truly amazing. There were so many powerful moments in the movie and it really made you feel like you know Bethany personally. I was so incredibly glad to be a part of this. I have loved Bethany ever since I heard about her story but now I have unconditional respect for her. This documentary shows that anything is possible with determination and hard work and gives many people out there in a situation like Bethany hope.