The Weight of Water

Michael Brown | 2018 | 79 min.

2019 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2019 Honorable Mention

This is the story of a blind man taking on an absurdly improbable challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon. Erik Weihenmayer balances his fear of drowning with his fear of remaining paralyzed in a prison of darkness. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present. “It’s so hard to be fully in the moment because there’s so much fear, there’s so much anxiety, it’s like a person looking through a window at an experience rather than being in the experience.” – Erik Weihenmayer


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