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The Adventurer Maurice Patry



Original title : Maurice Patry, l'aventurier au grand coeur

Director : Éric ELLÉNA, Antonio RODRIGUES

Production : French Connection Films

Duration : 52 Minutes

Year : 2002

Original version : French

Dubbed version : English

Country : France


Maurice Patry was one of those adventurers who push themselves to the limit to follow their dreams. In 1951, he performed his first feat by crossing Africa in a kayak, a distance of nearly 9000 km. He then moved to Gabon and organized safaris unlike any that had been done before. With Patry, there was a lot of tracking but very little shooting. Maurice’s final quest was his craziest. To find an animal that had disappeared for nearly 100 years, a ‘pig deer’ known as the babirusa. Maurice Patry, a fervent adventurer and explorer, died in Paris in 1998, at the age of 74. He leaves behind him a book as well as numerous photos and interviews brought back to life in vivid detail by this film.

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