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Wed, 17 Apr



The Road To Patagonia (ENCORE SCREENING)

The lives of two strangers are changed forever when they cross paths on a surfing adventure of a lifetime, discovering love, downshifting, Zapatista rebels and much more besides. Winner Best Film Byron Film Festival “It’s just beautiful." – Damon Gameau - That Sugar Film, 2040

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The Road To Patagonia  (ENCORE SCREENING)
The Road To Patagonia  (ENCORE SCREENING)

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17 Apr 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Caloundra, 2/11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

The Road To Patgonia film trailer HERE

The Road to Patagonia is a stunning, intimate and unflinching series of love letters within a documentary – firstly a love between two people, and secondly between humanity and the Earth.

We follow Matty Hannon on an incredible solo adventure, to surf the west coast of the Americas by motorbike, from the top of Alaska to the tip of Patagonia.  But deep in the wilderness – alone with the wolves and the bears – the journeyer’s plans unexpectedly fall to pieces.

After losing everything, and on the cusp of quitting he meets the girl of his dreams, a permaculture farmer named Heather Hillier from Canada who throws caution to the wind and sells her urban-farm to buy a bike of her own and join him.

Together riding south, the duo meet with Zapatista rebels, Amazonian shamans, ditch the morobikes, buy some horses and start to  fray at the edges.

The 50,000km surfing odyssey becomes beautifully complicated  admist the breathtaking landscapes and the  host of challenges that ultimately become extremely rewarding. Hannon and Hillier succeed in capturing deeply human moments during the world-first expedition, and the noticeable lack of camera-crew becomes The Road to Patagonia’s strength.

The theme of deep ecology underpins the entire film, visually communicated through exquisite cinematography and emotionally real sequences.

Shot over 16 years, the result is an adventurous exposé on the more-than-human world, offering a physical and spiritual odyssey to better understand our place in Nature.

🏆 Winner – Best Film and Best Documentary – Byron Bay International Film Festival

🏆 Winner – Audience Choice award – Florida Surf Film Festival

🏆 Winner – Audience Choice award – Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

“It’s just beautiful. Congratulations. I was completely swept up and wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for inviting me to witness your wonderful story. Bravo!

– Damon Gameau (Writer and director – THAT SUGAR FILM, 2040


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