Guyana Sport-Fishing Film Wins Sundance Award

Award-winning film follows three anglers who travel deep into Guyana's jungle to catch one of the world's largest freshwater predators on fly.


Could the opportunity to catch arapaima lure anglers from afar to fish Guyana?courtesy Costa

For its short-feature film, Jungle Fish, Costa Sunglasses and director Louisiana Kreutz accepted an award from the Sundance Institute and Hilton Worldwide at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 20.

The 2013 LightStay Sustainability Award winners were chosen from 1,500 feature-length documentaries and more than 5,000 short-film entries submitted to the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund.

Jungle Fish[ITAL] focuses on the native people of the South American country of Guyana and the quest of three expert anglers on a two-week voyage deep into the heart of Guyana's rain forest to prove that the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater predatory fishes in the world, can be caught on fly. Such proof could enhance the country's fledgling sport-fishing industry.

Read more about the film here; see a trailer for it here.