Eccentric Martin Strel has made it his life’s work to swim the world’s great rivers in order to draw attention to their polluted states. Narrated by his increasingly concerned son, this film reveals the extent to which Strel is prepared to risk his own safety and sanity to attain his goal.
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Incredible story but I couldn't play along with alot of Maringouin's "mood" editing. This also left me quite concerned as it charts some troubling events yet offers little insight or closure to them. In interviews Strel seems quite eloquent and jovial and not at all as despondent as the film suggests, so maybe the filmmaker couldve benefited from some of his own perspective in the post-mortem.