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Dip into the Amazon, raft the Yenisey

Adventurer Colin Angus will present the new adventure film Amazon: Source to Sea, at Millennium Place on Oct. 10.

Two screenings will take place, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., and a question and answer session will follow each presentation.

The story follows a team of three adults, Angus, Ben Kozel (of Australia), and Scott Borthwick (of South Africa), three twenty-somethings who attempt to be the second team to raft the Amazon River. Previously, four teams had tried but failed.

The original concept for the film literally arrived on Angus’s doorstep in Canmore, Alberta, where Angus was working as a raft guide.

An amateur filmmaker wanted to document the upcoming trip, but when the filmmaker’s plans fell through, the team decided to purchase a Sony one chip digital with the last of their funds.

"We had virtually no filming experience," says Angus.

Three months ago, Angus and the team began working with his footage.

"It was quite an exciting moment for me. I finally felt I could do something.

For me, rivers have always evoked a sense of mystery. As a child in my hometown of Port Alberni, B.C., I would stare at the silent, brooding waters of the Somass River and wonder where the water had come from," said Angus in a previous interview about the film.

A second adventure film, Yenisey: River of Extremes will shown on Oct. 24 at Millennium Place.

The film follows a team of four adventurers, including Angus and Vancouver’s Remy Quinter, as they raft the Yenisey River.

Amazon Extreme, from Anchor Books, is the book version of the first adventure, and Lost in Mongolia features images and tales from the Yenisey Expedition.

"I hope the film will add to awareness out there of these beautiful areas," says Angus.

CBC is currently producing a story about the challenges Angus faced making the Yenisey film.

For information and tickets contact Millennium Place at 604-935-8418. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at door or through Ticketmaster.

Happy Hour film premiere

Kingpin Productions is presenting Happy Hour, a new film from Whitey which features Lucas Huffman, DCP, Tyeson Carmody, and Alex Auchu, at Garfinkel’s Oct. 8.

Mikey Leblanc, Andrew Crawford, Seth Hout, Iikka Backstrom, Josh Dirksen, Chad Otterstrom, and Micah McGinnity.

The film is from director Brad Kremer and pro rider/assistant to the director Scotty Wittlake, through Kingpin Productions is based in Northeast Portland,

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