Port Townsend film fest brings back ‘Charged’

The Port Townsend Film Festival brings back a popular film from the 2017 Festival for its April installment of the monthly program, PTFF Pics.

“Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story” will be available to stream online April 5-11.

PTFF Pics is a monthly program put on by the Port Townsend Film Festival. Ticket proceeds support the organization and the filmmaker, as half of all ticket sales go straight to the filmmaker.

“Charged” screened at the 2017 Port Townsend Film Festival and organizers say they were happy to offer an encore screening of the documentary.

In 2011, while hiking solo on a bow hunting trip, chef and outdoorsman Garcia spotted a dead bear. Nudging the carcass with his knife, he was shocked by 2,400 volts of electricity from a hidden power line. The jolt left nine exit wounds, and doctors told Garcia he was “a bag of bones with a heartbeat.”

He was hospitalized for months with severe burns and underwent multiple surgeries to remove four ribs and his left hand.

The film details Garcia’s journey toward health by returning to nature and the kitchen, and finding ways to give back.

Following the film, PTFF Executive Director Janette Force catches up with Garcia and “Charged” director Phil Baribeau. They both attended the 2017 festival in support of the film. Since then, there have been life updates and more projects, including a line of cooking condiments created by Garcia for Montana Mex in Boseman, Mont.

Watch the film trailer, learn more and pre-order a ticket at watch.eventive.org/ptffpics/play/6042a1084ec9530071929e15.

Learn more about the Port Townsend Film Festival at ptfilmfest.com.

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