Kadoma Screening

Watch Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic's award-winning documentary short about the tragic last descent of expedition kayaker Hendri Coetzee

Our screening has closed for the night. Special thanks to Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, and David Holbrooke for chatting with our readers. If you'd like to purchase the film for $6, go here.

Hendri Coetzee

Hendri Coetzee

Ben Stookesberry runs a drop on the Ruzizi River, a tributary of the Congo, during Coetzee’s last expedition


Join us on this page on May 3 at any time between 6 and 9 p.m. MST to watch Kadoma, the story of legendary kayaker Hendri Coetzee’s tragic last expedition deep into Africa’s Congo Basin.

Starting at 7 p.m. MST click here to join filmmakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic for a discussion of Coetzee’s legacy. The director of Mountainfilm in Telluride, David Holbrooke, will moderate the Q&A. 

Film Synopsis
Kayaker Hendri Coetzee was a living legend: he paddled the length of the Nile, walked nearly a thousand miles along Tanzania’s coastline, and survived a cannibal attack when he soloed the Congo River from its source to sea. Kadoma documents Coetzee’s final expedition, where he was killed by a crocodile on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Lukaga River. The film won awards at Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, and received an honorable mention for the People's Choice Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride.

For more information on Coetzee and his last expedition, read Grayson Schaffer’s story “Consumed.” 

To download the full version of Kadoma for $6, go here.

To support education and clean water in the Congolese village of Kabeya Maji, where Coetzee was taken by the crocodile, please visit this Facebook page. To support the publication of Coetzee’s memoir please visit the Hendri Coetzee Trust.

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