Kwanza Film Event
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021 AT 7 PM
When Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson heard rumours about a river the size of the Zambezi hidden in West Africa he set in motion an ambitious plan to travel into the heart of Angola on the adventure of a lifetime to attempt the river's wild rapids. 'Kwanza' is the story of that journey. An odyssey from the highlands of Zambia, through the deserts of Namibia and into the rawness of Angola. Travelling behind the iron layer of bureaucracy, into the aftermath of a 27-year Civil war that raged across the wild Savannah's and onto a river is laden with huge rapids.
Mike teamed up with South African Dewet Michau & Brit Jake Holland, who, despite the odds being stacked against them, embraced the challenge of the Kwanza and raced against time to descend the mighty rapids before they are drowned by dams.
Follow Mike, Dewet and Jake on a journey into the unknown as they make their way across Africa and down the Kwanza River
A Mike Dawson Film
Edited by Steven Freitag
Principle cinematography by Jake Holland & Adam Kaderavek