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U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
Friday, October 6th features a double-header of exploratory whitewater kayaking documentaries Kadoma and Locked In
“Kadoma” was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December of 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck. Coetzee was paddling tip to tail in between the other two men when a fifteen-foot crocodile surfaced silently and swiftly pulled him underwater. He was never seen again. The cover story for Outside magazine in February, the horrific story is now recounted in this tense documentary that was directed by Stookesbury and premiered at Mountainfilm 2011.
Ben Stookesberry and a group of professional kayakers journey to the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea to attempt a first descent of the Beriman River, a daunting 40km run lined with sheer limestone walls and no way out but to ride to the ocean. Locked In documents their journey.
While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.
Kadoma Trailer — youtube.com/watch?v=CjEvHiXiNvo
Locked In Trailer — youtube.com/watch?v=cdcohQQcyIs&t=22s
When: Friday, October 6th
Time: 7:00 pm (projected sunset on October 6th)
Run Time: 1 hour 38 minutes (Kadoma + Locked In)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
Location: River Jam Stage
*Note: Friday, May 12th will feature a double header, Kadoma and Locked In