“Kadoma” was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December of 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck. Coetzee was paddling tip to tail in between the other two men when a fifteen-foot crocodile surfaced silently and swiftly pulled him underwater. He was never seen again. The cover story for Outside magazine in February, the horrific story is now recounted in this tense documentary that was directed by Stookesbury and premiered at Mountainfilm 2011.
While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.
- When: Friday, May 12th
- Time: 8:18 pm (projected sunset on May 12th)
- Run Time: 1 hour 38 minutes (Kadoma + Locked In)
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
- Location: River Jam Stage
- *Note: Friday, May 12th will feature a double header, Kadoma and Locked In