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Congo: The Grand Inga Project
Saturday, October 13, 2012
5:30 p.m. doors | 7 p.m. film
$12-$15 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at bit.ly/CongoPDX
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
They are the world’s highest-volume rapids, 1.6 million cubic feet per second, thundering down the final pitch as the mighty Congo River empties into the ocean. For centuries, explorers have tried to conquer these rapids, but none succeeded.
“It would be insanity in a successor,” wrote famed explorer Henry M. Stanley, in 1877, after his right-hand man drowned attempting to run the Inga Rapids. “There’s nothing shameful in portaging,” said Col. Blashford-Snell about his team’s highly publicized attempt in 1974. And popular French TV host Philippe De Dieuleveult never had the chance to comment, as the entire team who attempted the rapids with him, mysteriously vanished in 1985.
CONGO – The Grand Inga Project chronicles legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team as they battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles, navigate the maddening politics of a crooked country, and face their own worst fears in an attempt to be the first explorers ever to survive the Inga Rapids. “This is a river like no other, and these rapids were a big step more difficult than we’d anticipated,” says Fisher, recalling 20-foot breaking waves, deadly whirlpools, and basketball court-sized hydraulics. “We may have survived these rapids, but somehow we feel more humbled than proud.”
With years of experience as athletes, explorers and cinematographers, Fisher and his team, bring you what he aptly describes as, “athlete-generated content.” Thanks to recent advancements in point-of-view camera equipment, he’s able to bring viewers inside his tight crew of paddlers and onto the rapids, while along the way meeting and surpassing the production value expected by today’s audiences. In CONGO, no effort is spared in telling the story of what really happens when you decide to take on the deadliest rapids on earth.
Starring: Steve Fisher, Tyler Bradt, Ben Marr, Rush Sturges, Pete Meredith and Boston Ndoole. Screenwriter: Mark Anders.