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Coming on March 15

Run Time: 90 min.

Special Screening and Discussion

The Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited is thrilled to host a FREE screening of the film BLACKWATERS.

After the film, the cast and crew will take part in a lively panel discussion about their lives, challenges, and the injustices faced by Black men and Black boys every day.

Following the panel discussion at 7 PM, we will move across the street to the Patagonia Cambridge store for a social gathering with beverages generously provided by Remnant Brewing.

Separate tickets are required for the film screening and the social event. Bring your mobile ticket or printed copy to the event.

This FREE event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Please feel free to donate to help us cover the cost of hosting this event.

About the Film

BLACKWATERS encompasses the power of five Black men whose paths have been challenged with loss, defeat, fear, and pain by life’s ups and downs and social injustice challenges Black men and Black boys face every day. They have fallen into an “endangered species”, only surviving day to day. Through surviving life’s trials, each man has found grace and success in the outdoors, healed and mended by nature’s medicine to the soul, embracing the art of fly fishing and building brotherhood. Blackwaters is an expedition of a journey in the Gates Of The Arctic Circle National Park, adventure, a vision quest, and a fly fishing adventure that surpasses the color of their own skin connecting to the fundamentals of nature’s, the poetry of life, and prosperous joy. Like indigenous communities, they find self-fulfillment in being outdoors. They find their own representation, and hold space for everyone, especially inspiring young Black boys. It is a dual survival between Black boys who can not make the connection to a Black man in the outdoors due to lack of representation and Black men finding representation in wild spaces to call their own. Hopefully, these youths can see themselves, and be inspired to embark on their own journeys into the outdoors. The concept is a tactically crafted story in dialogue and adventure, with emphasis on dismantling the fear for BIPOC and inspiring BIPOC to pursue their journey in the outdoors and uplift Black boys’ lives in green spaces.

This story is told in 5 directions; 5 lives and 5 perspectives wrap into a heavy dialogue discussion in nature tackling the heavy topics of masculinity attempting to answer questions such as “ Where do I as a Black man fit in nature?” and “ How do we hold space in nature as anglers paving the road for our next generation of young men so they could see us and know this space is for them just as much as for everyone?”


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