Road to Patagonia, The

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Friday March 15, 6.30pm & 7.00pm. Join stars Matt Hannon and Heather Hillier for a post-film Q&A.

 

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

The 50,000km surfing odyssey becomes beautifully complicated by their decision to downshift from motorcycles to horseback, presenting a relational approach to the breathtaking landscapes and a host of challenges that ultimately become extremely rewarding.

Hannon and Hillier succeed in beautifully 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 emotional verité 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.

Commences Friday, 15 Mar 2024
Rating M
Genre Documentary
Running Time 90
Language
Show Times
Friday, 15th March

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