Botella

A short film by Mike McKay

The Rio Alseseca in Mexico tears its way from a dormant volcano high above Veracruz in a ceaseless torrent of waterfalls, a wildly majestic river that is one of the most unique in the world. The river, beloved as a paddler playground, plummets its way through towns and villages filling its banks and eddies with filth and forgotten things. Discarded as a dump, a small legion of paddlers are hoping a race through this heart-quickening waterscape might be the best way to save it.

Music: Gnosseine No. 1 – Erik Satie

Featuring: Darin McQuoid, Tom McEwan, Antonio Reinoso, Isidro Soberanes, Mike McKay, Eli Spiegel
Additional Footage: Emrick Blanchette, Knox Hammock, Ben Fraser

Cover Photo: Darin McQuoid