Director: Miles Hargrove, Christopher Birge
Writer: Miles Hargrove, Christopher Birge, Eric F. Martin
Countries: United States
In 1994, Miles Hargrove’s father was kidnapped outside their home in Cali, Colombia by the FARC. In an instant, the Hargrove family found themselves in the midst of a Colombian epidemic – the kidnap and ransom trade. Their only hope was to give in to the guerrillas’ demands, but they had no idea how to embark on the journey ahead. To cope with the long and difficult negotiations, Miles kept a Video8 diary of the events that unfolded. Twenty-five years later, he revisited the footage to turn his diary into a documentary chronicling his family’s incredible story. Miracle Fishing is the story of a group of ordinary people who joined together to overcome relentless hurdles and achieve the impossible. The focus is the family and their close circle of friends – the way they handled adversity, the way the filled endless hours of waiting, and the unexpected way they reacted to news, both good and bad.