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Film and talk by renowned free diver

By Warren Wilkins 10th May 2017

Film and talk by renowned free diver

A world renowned spear fishing diver and free diver visited Newquay on Friday to present the European premier of a film she features in.
Kimi Werner attended a question and answer session at the Lighthouse Cinema for the screening of Fishpeople, which tells the stories of people’s lives that have been transformed by the sea.

The documentary presented by clothing brand Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy includes surfers Matahi Drollet and Dave Rastovich, long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, former coal miner turned photographer Ray Collins and Eddie Donnellan, a youth worker who inspires at-risk children through surfing.

Kimi explained that her father introduced her to spear fishing at a young age, and her instinct and ability in the ocean helped her to win the US National Championship. She stated the world of competition was not always in line with her beliefs so she left it behind to focus on conservation and sustainable hunting.

Patagonia commissioned graffiti street artist Richard Wilson to paint surfer Dave Rastovich on the side of North Shore Surf Shop on Fore Street for the screening.
The artwork, which depicts the environmental campaigner riding his bing speed square board, also aims to promote Patagonia’s new Fair Trade initiative to raise workers’ wages, improve their standard of living and move them closer to earning a living wage.

By Warren Wilkins 10th May 2017

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