The Weight of Water

Pursuits of Happiness

Thu 01 Jan 1970

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£8.50* | £5* Students and Under 25s

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7pm

The Weight of Water

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PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS

The Weight Of Water

+ Short Film Screening

Dir. Michael Brown
79 mins | 2018 | USA

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Tue 3 Jul: 7pm

Making your first solo kayak run of the Grand Canyon is daunting, particularly if you are totally blind. Erik Weihenmayer has already overcome some stunning challenges for both sighted and blind people, including summiting Mount Everest. But white water kayaking is different; the water moves unpredictably, the rocks that make up the canyon walls are absolutely unforgiving, and the roar cuts Weihenmayer off from his guide’s voice and threatens his kayak.

How will Erik react when disaster strikes on Lava Falls, the most dangerous rapid on the Colorado River? The Weight of Water is the story of a blind man balancing fear in the midst of chaos, and the powerful desire to be free from a prison of darkness.



Inside The Indus

Dir. Ciarán Heurteau, 27mins, 2017, France

After years of plotting, New Zealand Olympian Mike Dawson sets out to run the Rondu Gorge section of the Indus with Spanish kayak champion Aniol Serrasolses and Irish filmmaker Ciarán Heurteau. The trio navigates riffles and rapids, and exchange high-fives with local villagers. But rockslides block their support team, the gorge becomes steeper, the portages longer and Dawson has a brush with death as he is sucked into a hole. Inside the Indus chronicles an epic eight-day mission down a section of one of Asia’s longest and most unforgiving rivers.


PART OF OUR PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS FILM SEASON

A season of documentaries, features, shorts and talks which explore the fine line between hobby and obsession. 

This season is supported by the following:


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