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Wading for Change – Official selection of the 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Directed by: Sofía Jaramillo and Jr. Rodriguez
Produced by: Faith E. Briggs
Location: Houston and Texas, USA


For conservationist and angler Jr Rodriguez to become “like the pictures he saw in magazines,” he had to leave behind what he loved the most. By juxtaposing Jr’s origins in Houston, Texas, and his current home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, we share his journey of learning to love the outdoors and what it can be like to participate in outdoor sports in Western mountain towns as a person of color.


Sofía Jaramillo is a Colombian-American filmmaker and National Geographic photographer based in Jackson, Wyoming.
Jaramillo’s work focuses on uplifting and telling the stories of BIPOC in outdoor spaces. Her mission is to tell the stories she wished she’d seen as a kid. Jaramillo got her start in photography working for media outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian and the Associated Press. She strongly believes in the power of storytelling and now works as a Director and Executive Producer in filmmaking. She helped shoot the first adventure ski film to feature women of color and adaptive athletes called The Approach, was a Story Producer and cinematographer on OutWest film and an Executive Producer for the Soñadora film.

Jr is a first generation bilingual bicultural filmmaker, photographer and BIPOC activist. His work focuses on the intersectional relationship between nature and people with projects that empower communities to tell their own stories.

Jr has worked as Director, cinematographer, and photographer domestically and internationally for REI, Ford Bronco, Feeding America, Patagonia, HydroFlask, and National Geographic. He recently Directed, Soñadora, a film for immigrants, women, people of color, and all of those who fight to exist in spaces that were not made for them.

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