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A new documentary film by a group of renowned flyfishermen aims to protect Colombia's key jungle river ecosystems, hidden from the outside world for the past 50 years by the country's long-standing armed conflict. The overarching goal of the film is to inspire a new perception of Colombia as one of the world's richest and most diverse ecosystems that must be preserved for future generations. 

Colombia has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, that is why these anglers found the compelling reason to instead show a better, more realistic face, via the true wilderness of Colombia in a documentary film.

Many of the remote places in Colombia were preserved by the presence of the FARC guerrilla, they actually enforced the preservation of flora and fauna for various reasons, some obviously out of self-interest. In 2016 a peace treaty was signed and many of the groups that were protecting those areas abandoned their weapons and demobilized.

The filmmakers also hope to inspire new, sustainable local economies that harness ecotourism and provide long-term sources of revenue for local communities while protecting the health of these vibrant ecosystems. The distribution plan includes presenting the documentary to various organizations, from government agencies and non profits to fishing associations and local community groups.

This documentary was filmed in a very remote place in Colombia, more than 3 days traveling from civilization. It was a place that had been under the domain of the FARC guerrilla. Even though life goes on there and some time have passed since the guerrillas were there, you can sometimes still sense that weird energy of the past. 

filmmakers notes

"We were warned that there was only one boat per week, so if anything would happen, we would have to wait several days to be able to get to a place to receive medical attention. We would be in the middle of nowhere with jaguars, snakes, electric eels, piranhas and many more creatures, that we didn’t know about." - Jose David Bravo

"The effort and the risk to get to this place that was forbidden for more than half a century was very high. But the reward was huge." - Daniel Herrera

"One of the reasons this trip was so difficult is that in some of the rivers we encountered waterfalls and natural obstacles full of piranhas and electric eels, but that didn't stop us to get to those unexplored waters. We had to haul our boats through jungle trails and over rocks." - Jose David Bravo

"We found a place to camp, a white sand beach. But the mighty jaguar footprints reminded us that we were just visiting a place that wasn’t ours." - Daniel Herrera

"During our stay in this place I had an encounter with the indigenous guards that were carrying weapons and were upset and asking us to leave right away. Fortunately one of helpers was recognized by one of the natives and we were allowed to stay a couple more days." - Juan Manuel Laverde

 

 We already spent all the budget we had for this film on the trip.

Now we would need the following, to be able to produce it:

  • Hire a professional narrator
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  • Hire a creative developer
  • Hire a professional colorist

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Scientific Anglers (one of our main sponsors) Fly Lines (Amplitude MPX or Amplitude Grand Slams)

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Clutch Core Fly Fishing Rod 4 pieces

 

 

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We have accomplished this amazing and difficult journey and now need your support to produce the film professionally.

We need resources to hire currently pre-selected professionals and to get all the tools to make it happen.

We have already produced this kind of documentary, so we have the experience and the skills to do something incredibly good.

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