Bangla Surf Girls

Film phase:Completed


Bangla Surf Girls is an observational coming-of-age documentary set in Cox’s Bazar along a natural sea beach in Bangladesh. The beach, a haven for tourists, is just a place of work for three young girls who sell trinkets to tourists—until they join a surf club and get a taste of freedom. The documentary takes place over the course of three years and follows the girls as they ride the highs and lows of their lives.

Bangla Surf Girls participated in the 2017 (Egg)celerator Lab.


Elizabeth D. Costa looks directly at the camera. She is wearing a dark shirt. Portrait in black and white.Elizabeth D. Costa is a Bangladeshi documentary filmmaker who has over eight years of experience working on international and domestic media projects as producer, director, assistant producer, editor, and cameraperson. She started her career as an intern script supervisor for Tareque and Catherine Masud. She worked for BBC Media Action, NOS Television, VICE News UK, Spanish TV, and Bloomberg TV. She also worked as assistant producer with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on A Journey of Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers.