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Shark Attack Victim Bethany Hamilton Talks 'Soul Surfer' (video)

29/09/2011 12:36 | Updated 23 November 2011
  • Jack Pelling Freelance film critic, writer and broadcaster. Editor of CelluloidHeroes.co.uk

Bethany Hamilton is a pro surfer from Hawaii, whose life has become the subject of a new motion picture, Soul Surfer, starring Annasophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt. Bethany lost an arm in a shark attack in 2003, but she overcame her injury and returned to professional surfing a year later. Since then, she has been travelling the world competing and sharing her inspiring story with young people around the globe. I spoke to her this week to talk about her journey back to professional surfing and her thoughts on the film. Soul Surfer is released in the UK Friday 23rd September.