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RawFaith
St. Lawrence Arts
Portland, ME
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RawFaith
At the intersection of personal passion, family and commitment RawFaith explores one family's journey with an 88' galleon and a mission that tests them as individuals and collectively as a family.

"Gregory Roscoe's compelling film recalls nothing so much as a Maine version of a Werner Herzog movie, where a man becomes obsessed with an eccentric dream that brings him too close to the inherent dangers of nature" Dennis Perkins for the Portland Press Herald



The Raw Faith Story
In 1997, the McKay family- George, JoAnn, Elizabeth, Aaron, Tom and Rob made the decision to build a three masted Galleon as a way for the family to voyage and see new places.  However there was a key feature that needed to be integrated into the build- the boat needed to be handicapped accessible to accommodate Elizabeth who has Marfans Syndrome.  This accommodation evolved into a mission to bring accessible sailing to others. In 1998, the family started construction down east in Addison, Maine.  Building with his three sons, George McKay built RawFaith over four years.  She was 118 feet long, 26 feet wide and weighed 300 tons.  She was launched August 3, 2003.   After a series of  adventures, shake down cruises and challenges which included dismastings and family breakdowns, RawFaith was lost at sea in December 2010. This is a family saga told through the lens of a man, a mission and a boat.


The Raw Faith Story
In 1997, the McKay family- George, JoAnn, Elizabeth, Aaron, Tom and Rob made the decision to build a three masted Galleon as a way for the family to voyage and see new places.  However there was a key feature that needed to be integrated into the build- the boat needed to be handicapped accessible to accommodate Elizabeth who has Marfans Syndrome.  This accommodation evolved into a mission to bring accessible sailing to others. In 1998, the family started construction down east in Addison, Maine.  Building with his three sons, George McKay built RawFaith over four years.  She was 118 feet long, 26 feet wide and weighed 300 tons.  She was launched August 3, 2003.   After a series of  adventures, shake down cruises and challenges which included dismastings and family breakdowns, RawFaith was lost at sea in December 2010. This is a family saga told through the lens of a man, a mission and a boat.

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Location

St. Lawrence Arts (View)
76 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States


Categories

Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: St. Lawrence Arts
On BPT Since: May 11, 2011
 
Sarah Parisien
207-347-3075
sarah.parisien@stlawrencearts.org