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Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea is an epic tale of the ocean, following one young man’s personal journey to understand his father, Peter Bird, who in 1983 became the first person to row the Pacific Ocean single-handed. Over the next 15 years Peter continued to set new ocean-rowing records, until in 1996 he disappeared at sea. His son, Louis, was just four years old at the time.

Lost at Sea follows Louis’s attempt to piece together his father’s life, a father he hardly knew. It is a dramatic tale of obsession and extreme isolation, and an intimate exploration of a mother and son coming to terms with feelings of loss and abandonment, while trying to deal with a legacy of trauma that ran through their family for generations.

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Director:

Johnny Burke

Year:

2020

Duration:

48 mins

Category:

Bright Australia 2023, Cotswolds 2022, Film, film