A Reason to Fish

10 mins


Miami is known for its nightlife, but Dan Diez spends his life there on the water — motoring his canoe under bridges or into marshes to fish. His angling obsession shapes his life. “Nothing’s gonna stop me from getting to the water,” he says. But for Diez, fishing is about more than hauling in a prized tarpon. It’s intertwined with a family story of Cuban roots, political imprisonment, hard work and a relationship with water that symbolizes freedom.

World Premiere

Production Team

Henry Miles
Simon Perkins
Simon Perkins
Henry Miles

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2020 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Captains for Clean Water

Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots nonprofit organization advocating for clean water and healthy estuaries across Florida. We started out as a group of fishing guides that “had enough” of Florida’s poor water management practices. Given the destruction seen firsthand, we were convinced that if everyone knew what we knew, the problem would have been already fixed. We discovered, the solution has been delayed for decades because of a lack of political will and public awareness.

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