Films We Love: SEA GYPSIES (2017)
THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
Directed by: Nico Edwards
Starring: Capt. Clemens Gabriel; Ayack Wanderer; David Bowie
Released: July 25, 2017
This review says it all: "Simply incredible. If you have an unquenchable thirst for adventure, Sea Gypsies is your prefect film. This documentary completely changed my life. Watched it once, six months later I was living on SV Infinity."
The vessel is Infinity, a 120-foot hand-built sailboat, crewed by a band of fascinating and talented nomads embarks on an 8,000 mile Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica.
Unlike all the other boats heading to the Southern Ocean, Infinity is no ice-reinforced super-yacht crewed by professional sailors; rather, Infinity lives in the moment and sails on a whim.
What can be found in abundance on board is blood, sweat, enthusiasm, risk tolerance, disdain for authority, and an ample supply of alcohol - all in all a mad voyage of reckless adventure just for the sheer joy of it.
This incredible documentary film tells the story of a small group of modern seafaring gypsies, following them as they strike out across the largest expanse of uninhabited geography on earth, in search of adventure, awe and whatever else lies at the far side of the world.
Director Nico Edwards was deservedly awarded the Special Jury Commendation prize for Documentary Film Director at the 2017 Durango Film Festival.
Learn more about filmmaker Nico Edwards here: https://filmfreeway.com/NicoEdwards
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