River of Life features the reflections of 3 women dealing with breast cancer while out fly fishing on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The narrative connects the struggles of wild, native and anadromous fish with the challenges the women face in their own lives, while also capturing the magic and joy of fly fishing. This film is brought to life by the sensitive and insightful cinematography of Todd Moen, whose camerawork captures the vibrancy of the natural world both above and below the water line. The film explores life’s tenacity, and its fragility.

The subject of fly fishing has been covered in many joyous, adventure films, primarily by men. The Trout Unlimited grant that we are applying for represents an opportunity to add a woman’s perspective to the annals of fly fishing films. “River of Life,” reflects ideas and feelings that most fly fishermen share, yet from a uniquely feminine perspective. Breast cancer is, for the most part, a feminine struggle, but when 1 in 8 women in the United States are afflicted, it touches everyone’s lives. Connecting our human stories with the life and health of rivers reminds us of what is beautiful in our world, and how easily it can be lost. It’s a story that needs to be told. We’re counting on your help.
Please click the link to help support this great project. -> https://igg.me/at/river-of-life/x/13695743

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