Children of the Wind tells the story of two brothers and a cousin who journey from poor fishing families on a tiny Caribbean island to become three of the best freestyle windsurfers in history. Set against the backdrop of the 2011 Windsurfing World Cup on Bonaire, the film follows the boys over 15 years as they transform not only their island but the face of the sport worldwide.
In 2001, Bonaire sent a flock of thirty children to the biggest North American Championship in Florida. They blew everyone away, taking home twenty trophies, an unprecedented achievement for any country much less a tiny Caribbean island.
Bonaire is a small Caribbean island located just 50 miles north of Venezuela. The island is 24 miles long by 3-7 miles wide (112 square miles) and has a population of only 13,000 and NO traffic lights!
In May of 2009, father and daughter Daphne Schmon and Robert McCormick (both avid windsurfers and artists) founded Seek Films in New York with the vision of producing original and bold documentaries that inspire social change.