Since Mighty Waters premiered in the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to watch the film again in its entirety. The film focuses on Ansil Saunders and his time with Dr. Martin Luther King. Four days before the assassination of MLK, they sat in Ansil’s boat, sharing psalms while Dr. King worked on his final speech – “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” In the newest Cold Collaborative film, “Mighty Waters,” Ansil visits the spot he had taken MLK as well as visits the global change he’s seen and hopes to see in the world.
From the American Museum of Fly Fishing:
“The American Museum of Fly Fishing has partnered with Simms, Costa, Shannon Vandivier, and his team at Cold Collaborative to create a film that tells the extraordinary story of Ansil Saunders, a legendary Bimini bonefish guide. Martin Luther King Jr. found a friend in Saunders. Just four days before his assassination, Dr. King was sitting in Ansil’s boat, sharing psalms and working on “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”—his final speech. In Mighty Waters, Ansil Saunders visits the spot where he’d taken MLK that day and discusses the global change he’s seen and hopes to see in the world. Mighty Waters was selected for the 2021 F3T film tour, the Mountain Film Festival, and has won the Social Awareness Award presented by the Wasatch Mountain Film Festival.
Please help the American Museum of Fly Fishing bring Ansil Saunders’ extraordinary story to the Museum. Your donation will contribute to the purchase of Ansil’s boat and other memorabilia, as well as a screening of Mighty Waters for Ansil’s local community. His history will become part of AMFF’s permanent collection, further memorializing Ansil’s civil, societal, and fly fishing legacy.
Learn more about the film and its impact on AMFF.org!