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The Story of a Threatened River in Ecuador with Incredible Whitewater

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From kayaker and filmmaker Mike Mckay, Jondachi tells the story of young man and his connection to the Rio Jondachi in Ecuador. The Rio Jondachi is a source many things in his life, including fish for his family, a spiritual relationship, and beautiful whitewater. Mckay was drawn to this region because of an impending dam project, but rather than focus on conservation alone, Mckay approached it differently. “My thoughts were to make a film about the spiritual connection to a resource,” he says, “and how that needs to be valued for all of us to really gain the most out of life.”