Fishpeople - A film about lives transformed by the sea
We are stoked to announce the South African premiere of Fishpeople which will be hosted by Wavescape at The Labia Theatre in Cape Town.
The film will be introduced by renowned big wave surfer, environmental activist and Patagonia ambassador , Dr. Tony Butt, who will share how his own life and work have been transformed by the sea.
Please join us for a memorable evening hosted in aid of 9 Miles Project.
Where: The Labia Theatre, Cape Town
When: 8:30pm , 2 August 2017
Tickets can be purchased from Wavescape
Presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy.
Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. From surfers and spearfishers to a former coal miner and a group of at-risk kids in San Francisco, it’s a film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore.
About Dr. Tony Butt
Tony spends most of the year in a forgotten corner of northwestern Spain and travels to Kommetjie during the southern winter. In an effort to convince people that the more we interfere with the coastline the more problems it will cause us, he has dedicated his life to writing and educating others about the coastal environment.
For Tony, surfing isn’t a way to earn money or gain fame or to prove that he is better than anyone else is; it’s about being in the moment. “Being out in big surf is about being close to nature, not conquering it; it is about understanding nature and understanding yourself,” he says.
About 9 Miles Project
Through the provision of supplementary education, learning, adventures, rehabilitation programs, lifeskill and leadership training, including sport (namely Surfing), 9 Miles Project creates sustainable opportunities that engage, uplift, equip and empower impoverished and high risk youth from surrounding coastal and informal settlements and communities.
About Gone. Outdoor Supply Co.
Live outdoors. Serve our community. Preserve the environment.
We are the exclusive stockist of Patagonia in South Africa and are proud to announce the opening of our first store in Cape Town, South Africa on 3 August.