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A Grief-Stricken Immigrant Finds Solace on a Montana Fishing Trip

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Soon after Ranga Perera immigrated to the U.S. with his parents from his home country of Sri Lanka, his father passed away from a heart attack. The loss devastated Perera, and he struggled to fully engage with his own life for years, as a child and into adulthood. A fly-fishing trip to Montana changed everything, he says, describing the experience as “magic.” Attack and Release, presented by Stio and directed by Tom Attwater, talks about family, love, and how the outdoors can help us heal, physically and emotionally.

Attack and Release features work by Lane Brown  Jeff McLain Alex Winker, and was supported by American Rivers and Tom Morgan Rodsmiths