Tailgate Talk #3: Fishpeople, a Film by Patagonia - Backpacker

Tailgate Talk #3: Fishpeople, a Film by Patagonia

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Group: Alpenglow Sports

When: Thursday, October 19, 6:30–9:30 pm

Where: Alpenglow Sports

Cost: Free


To some, the ocean is a fearsome and dangerous place.

But to others, it’s a limitless world of fun, freedom and opportunity, where life can be lived to the full. A documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. The film investigates the universally transformative effects of time spent in the ocean. Viewers leave behind their limitations to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness just beyond the shore.

While Fishpeople features surfers, it's not actually a surf film. Instead, it's a documentary that explores the lives of six people who have been transformed by the sea in completely different ways: professional surfers Matahi Drollet and Dave Rastovich, deep-water diver Kimi Werner, open-ocean swimmer Lynne Cox, photographer Ray Collins, and youth worker Eddie Donnellan.

With a diverse cast of characters that features oceangoers from all walks of life, Fishpeople is beautifully shot, well produced, and leaves the viewer with an understanding of just how powerful and positive the ocean really is.

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