The Inga Rapids are the world's highest-volume rapids, 1.6 million cubic feet per second, thundering down the final pitch as the mighty Congo River empties into the ocean. For centuries, explorers have tried to conquer these rapids, but none succeeded. CONGO - The Grand Inga Project chronicles legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team as they battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles, navigate the maddening politics of a crooked country, and face their own worst fears in an attempt to be the first explorers ever to survive the Inga Rapids. "This is a river like no other, and these rapids were a big step more difficult than we'd ...

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Reviews about CONGO: The Grand Inga Project

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project
Jason Jermane
An Amazing Odyssey through Africa!

This documentary embodies the best in river expeditions. It has all the elements of overcoming obstacles, teamwork, perseverance, & humbling transformation. I enjoyed the fact that this film is devoid of ego and reveals the hardships endured by the team of accomplished paddlers. This is not your typical whitewater film. The history of exploration on the Congo River makes for an intriguing storyline to this recent decent by Steve Fisher, Tyler Bradt, Rush Sturges, and Ben Marr. Excellent film!

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project
SRP
Exhilarating!

Great, exhilarating film for anyone who loves kayaking & river rapids.

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project
DIgitalDoug
White Water at it's biggest

Kayaking on the Congo, White Water doesn't get bigger then this.. #1st class production. Great watch.

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project
Steve N
what a ride

very interesting slice of Africa and some great kayak action. Pretty well done film weaving in the adventure, history, and the whole journey.

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project
Trevor Higgs
Great documentary on the Inga Rapids and the prior expeditions ...

Great documentary on the Inga Rapids and the prior expeditions that went before. The kayaking was amazing and rapids were insane. The logistics of just getting there were unreal too. Great movie if your adventure seeker or like expedition documentaries.

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project
Robert
Awesome

The best kayak film I've seen in a long time. Truly an amazing adventure. Don't miss it.

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Big water, big screen: Extreme kayaking filmCongo – The Grand Inga Project” coming to Roxy Saturday night
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The documentary filmCongo – The Grand Inga Project” makes its Montana premiere Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Roxy Theater in Missoula. Tickets can be purchased at Strongwater Paddlesports, 614 S. Higgins Ave., for $12 or $15 at the door, which opens at 7 ...

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