Beyond the River

SCREENING

DATE: May 12
TIME: 6pm

INFORMATION

Rating: 7-9 PG
Run time: 1h 41min
Genre: Inspiring drama based on a true story
Director: Craig Freimond
Writers: Craig Freimond, Robbie Thorpe
Stars: Garth Breytenbach, Lemogang Tsipa, Grant Swanby

For more information, please contact:
Nevelia Moloi
Heartlines
E: nevelia@heartlines.org.za
www.beyondtheriver.co.za

ABOUT

Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

Duma is a talented young man who feels trapped by his surroundings and finds himself on the wrong side of the law. After a near miss with the cops, he finds an escape in the world of canoeing, an old passion of his. Steve is a nine-time Dusi gold medalist whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. His passion for the sport is fueled by his wanting to escape from something in his past that continues to haunt him.

Through a series of unexpected events, the two men find themselves attempting the three-day Dusi Canoe Marathon as a doubles pair. But there are a few things they must overcome, not least of which are the completely different worlds they come from. They realise that the dream they both desperately desire requires them to work together, both in the boat and beyond the river.

Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

“It’s not just for canoeing people, it’s for everyone. Everyone who goes to see it is going to have a really amazing film experience.” Grant Swanby

“It’s a true South African story. You’ll see a lot of different sides of South Africa and the country.” Lemogang Tsipa

“The film is quite different. I can’t think of too many films like it. It’s got a feel-good side to it, but it has also got a lot of depth. People who’ve seen it have responded to the story, the film itself, the actors, the landscapes. People will enjoy this movie.” Freimond

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