MIRACLE FISHING

Documentaries
Director: Miles Hargrove 2020 106 Minutes Ages 15+
MIRACLE FISHING Mon 05 Oct
04:15pm 106mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
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MIRACLE FISHING Tue 06 Oct
06:30pm 106mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
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MIRACLE FISHING Wed 07 Oct
08:40pm 106mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
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A gripping and surprisingly heartwarming window into the nerve-wracking reality of having a loved one kidnapped.

In 1994, Miles Hargrove was at university when he received the news that his father, a scientific journalist researching high-yield rice, had been kidnapped by a drug cartel in Colombia. At the time, kidnapping, or ‘miracle-fishing’, was a common revenue-raising practice for the cartels. Constructed from many hours of home movie footage shot by Miles, the documentary follows the Hargrove family as they find out their father’s employer will not pay for his release and realise it’s up to them to negotiate with the cartel and somehow raise the exorbitant ransom.

Australian Premiere

 

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Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:USA and Colombia
Language:English and Spanish, with English subtitles
Director:Miles Hargrove
Producer:Eric F Martin, Miles Hargrove, Christopher Birge
Cast:Susan Hargrove, Tom Hargrove, Geddie Hargrove
Script:Miles Hargrove, Christopher Birge, Eric F Martin
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Eric F Martin