Big River Man

I TOLD myself I would try to swim the Amazon, or die, because the Amazon can break a man in a second. I am a big man, but the Amazon is much bigger. Those are the words of Martin Strel, pictured left, who campaigns for the environment by swimming the le

I TOLD myself I would try to swim the Amazon, or die, because the Amazon can break a man in a second. I am a big man, but the Amazon is much bigger."

Those are the words of Martin Strel, pictured left, who campaigns for the environment by swimming the lengths of some of the world's largest and most polluted rivers such as the Mississippi, the Yangtze and the Amazon.

BIG RIVER MAN is a documentary following Strel as he tackles the longest, most dangerous swim in world history, battling through gangs, crocodiles,anacondas, sharks, piranha, toxic waste and lethal whirlpools.

Director John Maringouin captures the many dimensions of Strel's journey from his strained working relationship with his son to his ultimate aspiration to contribute to a cleaner, greener world.

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