“Congo: The Grand Inga Project” documents Fisher’s kayak expedition down the African river – the first ever.
Fisher, who will introduce the film, says the movie appeals to a wider audience than just paddling fans. It focuses on the history and details of the first decent of the world’s biggest rapids.
This is no shabby hand-held production. Footage was shot from helicopters and cameras mounted on helmets and on the kayaks themselves.
Most of the expedition planning took place in Tacoma, Fisher says. The opening scene was shot at Point Defiance and Fisher spent six months editing the film in Tacoma.
Here’s more from the announcement:
Flowing at 1.6 million cubic feet per second, and twice as steep as the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, the Inga Rapids have resisted navigation for generations. Attempts began as early as 1874 when Henry Mortan-Stanley lost his right hand man to Inga after finding Dr. Livingstone, thought lost in Africa – “Dr. Livingstone I presume?” In 1985 a French rafting team attempted the same section, but seven men mysteriously disappeared.
While the story doesn’t end there, the scale of the expedition, and the river itself, are best shared visually as Fisher and his team of the world’s best kayakers (Ben Marr, Tyler Bradt, & Rush Sturges) overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles during their historic quest.
For the Full Expedition Story and film trailer visit: www.ingaproject.com
To purchase the DVD visit: www.fishmunga.com/store