Big River Man

Big River Man


                                    Big River Man
| 1 h 41 min
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A Sundance award-winning documentary that chronicles eccentric Slovenian endurance swimmer and "eco-superhero" Martin Strel's attempt to swim 3,375 miles down the mighty Amazon River. While he and his motley crew battle predators, pollution, rapids, and psychological distress, Strel flouts his failing health -- refueling on wine, whiskey, and car batteries. As tensions and blood pressure rise, the journey becomes a larger-than-life legend that is as strange and profound as Strel himself. Dark, humorous, and stunning, Big River Man is the surreal portrait of an extraordinary man who knows no limits.

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Credits
  • director
    John Maringouin
  • producer
    John Maringouin
    Maria Florio
    Molly Hassell
    Molly Lynch
    Roger M. Mayer
    Kevin Ragsdale

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