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By: Reuben Tschetter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (August 21, 2018. Red Deer, AB)
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Releases Power On Water
A short film commissioned by the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) Power On Water is now available to watch in their “Capitol Theatre” on demand. This film is the third and final film to be released by the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery from a commission of three films produced by local film production company CACHE Productions. Being Kokum and A Historic Survival are already available at the museum for viewing.
Power On Water is a film about world class Paralympic swimmer Tammy Cunnington from Red Deer, AB. The story is a powerful portrait of her life, her passion for sport and her single-minded focus on getting to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Tammy Cunnington burst on the international stage in 2015 with a triple medal performance at the Parapan American Games in Toronto and a seventh place in the 50-m freestyle at the IPC World Championships. She also posted four personal bests at April 2016 at the Canadian para-swimming trials.
Cunnington was six years old when she was struck by an airplane at a Ponoka, Alta., air show in April 1982. The accident left her a paraplegic with the full use of her right arm, plus her core and shoulders.
Tammy Cunnington sends a strong message of perseverance against all odds. 2 years prior to the games in Rio she didn’t know how to swim Butterfly and Freestyle. Her husband Marty Piffer among others are in the film to give support and context to her story of passion.
The film recaps Tammy’s journey to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio and the enormous challenges she faced getting there. The film can be viewed on demand inside the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery’s history exhibit “Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland” during gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 4:30pm and weekends 12:00pm-4:30pm. The galleries are free to visit. For the film trailer visit https://youtu.be/avW0OG9BwoI.
About Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
At the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, we are passionate about learning the stories that art and artifacts can disclose. We delight in learning how to unlock the information that objects can tell us about our past and our present. We want to share the creative energy that comes from learning alongside artists and artisans and engage visitors of all ages in a journey of discovery.
About CACHE Productions
CACHE Productions is a filmmaking company that specializes in telling stories about Alberta & Western Canada. Their modis operandi is best explained by The CACHE Project. This project tells human interest stories from a non-thematic, geographically significant, humanistic perspective. It means their stories are considered on the merits that they inform & include everyone in the community, rather than tell about a specific theme or point of view. The stories encapsulate the innovation, diligence, energy and emotion within a strong Albertan & Western Canadian identity. CACHE Productions makes films that aim to tell stories with high quality original visual narratives and to develop an original style of storytelling that compliments Western Canadian culture. To view past films and for more information about The CACHE Project please visit their website at www.thecacheproject.ca
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