Drowning in Dreams

Director Tim Southam
Year 1997
Run Time 72min
Genre Documentary
In August 1911, the luxury steam yacht Gunilda sank in the deep waters of Lake Superior. A half century later, raising the salvage-rich vessel becomes a holy grail of sorts for gutsy Canadian business mogul Fred Broennle, who risks life, limb, fortune and family in a quest to realize his obsessive dream. Director Tim Southam's documentary chronicles his adventures as they devolve into a real-life allegory pitting man's hubris against the indomitable powers of the sea.


Tim Southam


Michael Allder



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