Eduardo Garcia, is the inspirational subject of the award-winning documentary “Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story,.”

He will be in Bozeman, Monday, March 5, at the Montana State University’s Strand Union Building Ballroom A. After the film is shown he will answer questions from the audience. The screening and Q&A are free and open to the public, but you must get advance tickets.  Tickets are free if ordered online, over the phone or at Rosauers, a $2.50 convenience fee per ticket will be charged.

 

The film chronicles the journey of Garcia, a chef to celebrities and outdoorsman whose life almost ended in 2011 when he was shocked by 2,400 volts of electricity after touching the carcass of a dead bear with the tip of his knife. He was hiking in the back country of Paradise Valley. The dead bear covered a live power line. Garcia lost his hand, ribs and muscle mass and was airlifted to a burn center in Utah. Through sheer resilience, Garcia gained back his health only to learn that he had another battle, this one with cancer. The film recounts Garcia’s learning to embrace his past, his family and his future.

“Charged” was featured on the opening night of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and won the audience choice award at the 2017 Woods Hole Film Festival. Garcia now lives in Gallatin Gateway.

“This inspirational film will leave viewers with a revitalized perspective on their own lives,” said Ben Manion, a student associate of the MSU Leadership Institute who is majoring in film. “His fight for survival along with his outlook on the value of life gives me all the more reason to be grateful for what I have in my own life.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. There is free parking in all MSU SB, E or F lots after 6 p.m.

Dominick