Win Tickets ($30): Congo – The Grand Inga Project @ Bagdad Theater | Film About Descending World’s Highest Rapids

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Congo: The Grand Inga Project at Bagdad Theater on Saturday, October 13, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 12.

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Congo The Grand Inga Project @ Bagdad TheaterCongo: The Grand Inga Project
Saturday, October 13, 2012
5:30 p.m. doors | 7 p.m. film
$12-$15 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at

Bagdad Theater
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-9234

They 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.

“It would be insanity in a successor,” wrote famed explorer Henry M. Stanley, in 1877, after his right-hand man drowned attempting to run the Inga Rapids. “There’s nothing shameful in portaging,” said Col. Blashford-Snell about his team’s highly publicized attempt in 1974. And popular French TV host Philippe De Dieuleveult never had the chance to comment, as the entire team who attempted the rapids with him, mysteriously vanished in 1985.

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 anticipated,” says Fisher, recalling 20-foot breaking waves, deadly whirlpools, and basketball court-sized hydraulics. “We may have survived these rapids, but somehow we feel more humbled than proud.”

With years of experience as athletes, explorers and cinematographers, Fisher and his team, bring you what he aptly describes as, “athlete-generated content.” Thanks to recent advancements in point-of-view camera equipment, he’s able to bring viewers inside his tight crew of paddlers and onto the rapids, while along the way meeting and surpassing the production value expected by today’s audiences. In CONGO, no effort is spared in telling the story of what really happens when you decide to take on the deadliest rapids on earth.

Starring: Steve Fisher, Tyler Bradt, Ben Marr, Rush Sturges, Pete Meredith and Boston Ndoole. Screenwriter: Mark Anders.

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Congo – The Grand Inga Project @ Bagdad Theater | Film About Descending World’s Highest Rapids

  1. Heather October 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Looks like fun.

  2. Kaveh October 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    The description alone sounds amazing; I’m sure the images are unreal. My roommate just returned from Africa, where he visited Victoria Falls. I’d love to take him to this!

  3. Matt October 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    This movie looks awesome! I love stories like this and it’d be great to see it at the Bagdad.

  4. Jen October 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Sounds like a great film- inspiring.

  5. Steadyak October 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    entering this contest is making my heart beat rapidly.

    i’ll see myself out.

  6. Martin October 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    I love rafting. pick me

  7. Tom October 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    I’ve been boating since ’78 or so and am blown away by how the old school’s “impossible” has become the new school’s “it goes.” I’d love to take a friend who is new to boating this year and initiate him into our weird little subculture. If he still wants to go out on the Sandy this weekend–in the rain–and after this terrifying movie–he’s a boater for sure!

  8. Annelise October 12, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Sounds like a wild ride, I’d love to check it out!

  9. Alexa October 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Yessssss– I heart kayaking!!! Sounds like date night to me…

  10. Karl October 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I wanna run rapids in the Congo but I would do it in a barrel

  11. murphybrown October 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    This would be so much fun to see!

  12. Julia October 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Just read about Congo in the Oregonian this am. Would love to go and experience the ride without getting wet!

  13. Julia October 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm #


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