Fly fishing the Brazilian Amazon at Kendjam in a new trailer from Todd Moen and Catch Magazine!
From Catch Magazine:
““Kendjam- Heart of the Amazon” is a 15-minute film featured in the 64th edition of Catch Magazine. Catch Magazine is the online journal illustrating the world’s best fly fishing photography and film. The making of ‘Kendjam’ took filmmaker Todd Moen and his angler deep into the Brazilian Amazon to meet a special group of people, the Kayapó Indigenous Community, and to document the fly fishing in this part of the Amazon. More than 500 miles by plane from Manaus, Brazil, the Kayapó Indigenous Community lives in the Kendjam Village on the banks of the Iriri River, a tributary of the “emerald clear” Xingu River Basin. Located inside the 20 million square miles of Amazon forest, the Mekrangnoti Indigenous Territory is designated an Ecological Reserve and is the most isolated region in the Brazilian Amazon. Together with Untamed Angling, the Kayapó people are preserving both their cultural legacy and the legacy of their rainforest. In a time when logging, mining, and politicians have heavy influence on the future of Brazil’s jungles, it’s important to take a step closer and look at the people who live in those important contested areas. The Kayapó people, known as warriors and fierce guardians of their homeland, have made a name for themselves- their voice is being heard worldwide. The purpose of this film is to honor their unique cooperation with the fly fishing industry. In addition, ‘Kendjam’ documents a fly fishing adventure from the perspective of an American angler. Thank you first to the Kayapó Indigenous people in the Kendjam Village, the river guides and warriors who shared their culture and led the camera into some wild and remote adventures. Thank you also to Untamed Angling’s Rodrigo Salles and guides Andre Vergara and Raphael Costa, the true conduits of this phenomenal project. And thanks to Orvis Rod & Tackle and Bauer Fly Reels for generous support to make these films possible.
To check out more from Todd Moen and Catch Magazine, please click here.