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DAC Partners to Present The Weight of Water Film

Disability Action Center NW will be presenting the film The Weight of Water by Michael Brown at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center October 13th.  The Weight of Water is a story of a blind man balancing fear of drowning in the chaos of whitewater rapids with the powerful desire to be free. He embarks, alone in his own kayak, into the home of the most iconic whitewater in the world: the Colorado River as it courses through the Grand Canyon. Erik has already overcome some stunning challenges for both sighted and blind people, including climbing Mount Everest, but whitewater kayaking is different. The water moves unpredictably, the rocks are absolutely unforgiving, the roar cuts him off from his guide’s voice, and his friends are also in equal jeopardy and fighting for their own survival. He soon discovers that all of the preparation and practice might not be enough. As the Grand Canyon’s crowning rapid, Lava Falls draws closer, Erik’s fear grows till it nearly paralyzes him.
Buddy Levy will be presenting the film with a Q&A session to follow. Levy is the author of Geronimo, River of Darkness, Conquistador, and American Legend. He also co-hosted Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on History2. He currently is a clinical professor in creative writing at Washington State University.
Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit DAC NW. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film starts at 7pm. The film is sponsored by Northwest River Supplies. Be sure to join us!