Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

86 mins


It was just a dead bear in a metal can. But unbeknownst to Eduardo Garcia, the animal was concealing a live electrical wire. As he stooped to poke at it with his knife, he was hit with 2,400 volts of electricity, which left him with gruesome, life-threatening injuries and forever altered the course of his life. Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story recounts the heart-wrenching recovery of the “bionic chef,” adventure-seeker and Montana outdoorsman. Returning to nature and the kitchen, as well as finding ways to give back, help Garcia heal. But the emotional challenges prove more difficult than the physical. Garcia grapples with a painful family history, a complicated romantic relationship and finding a way to be himself again as he realizes recovery is not one dramatic reveal, but the never-ending process of a million tiny achievements.

Production Team

Phillip Baribeau

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival.

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