VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Zambezi Life

Canada, 5 minutes, 2013
Directed by Blair Trotman
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Inside the Batoka Gorge which falls below Victoria falls is some of most powerful and amazing whitewater in the entire world.

Makumba Maki carries kayaks, rafts and heavy loads in and out of the Batoka Gorge every day for what to us would seem like a pittance wage. He loves his job and the whitewater industry provides livlihod and culture to him and friends in ways that seem irreplacable.
Inside the Batoka Gorge which falls below Victoria falls is some of most powerful and amazing whitewater in the entire world. Warm water, sunny skies and towering canyon walls make this place an epicentre for the whitewater world. A 181m high planned dam may end all this and the culture and employment surrounding it. Are the locals getting the wool pulled over their eyes at the expense of their livlihoods?

Blair is from New Zealand and has been following his passion of whitewater kayaking around the world the past 7 years. Starting off filming his friends his passion for film and sustainability are combing with the intention of producing stunning visual media that is inspiring change for a sustainable future. 

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