Fresh Water – Feature Documentary

Stream now in Canada on CRAVE ------------- Coming to streamers US / International 2021

Fresh Water is the story of how a gay Brazilian surfer found his home on the frigid hidden waves of the North American Great Lakes.

After fleeing the home where he was not accepted as himself, the trade off for Antonio was to loose surfing forever. Or so he thought. Everything changed the day he discovered a small group of diehards who surf winter wind swell on the great lakes. Through sleet, snow and rain, Antonio found new community and acceptance in the waters where he least expected.

With the 2018 election of Jiar Bolosonar, a far right Brazilian president known for his homophobic beliefs, Antonio felt compelled to travel back home and experience this political climate as an empowered gay man. In doing so, he recounts his challenging childhood and addresses the deeper truth of his own identity with his closest family.