Here’s a selection of trailers from our 2019 Waterwalker Film Festival lineup!
Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Côte-Nord, Québec
Paddle Tales host, Ken Whiting, travels to Côte-Nord, Québec—a seemingly boundless area that’s known for its rugged beauty and diversity of its wildlife—to go sea kayaking with puffins and monoliths in Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, as well as stand up paddle and whitewater kayak one of the many rivers that drops into the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence River.
Three friends paddled around Iceland checking out the sights. These passionate and elite Stand Up Paddle Boarding paddlers want to showcase the unique views and opporunties of touring from a SUP perspective.
Environmental documentary on canoeists Hap and Andrea Wilson in Temagami, home to the worlds largest stand of old growth forests in the world. The film highlights Hap and Andrea Wilson’s relationship with the Temagami wilderness and the threats that the land faces.
Rising Waters documents an attempt to be the first group to run all the rapids of the lower Terra Nova River in Tandem Canoe. At the start of the decent, water levels were 50% higher than the group had hoped and heavy rain during the trip pushed the levels higher, increasing group’s anxiety. The story connects two generations of paddlers, all of whom love the river.
You can buy a paddle, or buy wood to make a paddle, but what about making one from junk? Collecting junk wood found between my train station and my office, this is the story of a junk-made-paddle.
In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family - shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey. The Passage is a story about growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us.
The Balkan Peninsula cradles Europe’s last wild rivers and supports abundant wildlife and healthy, intact ecosystems. These rivers are The Undamaged – clean, pristine, and undammed. With over 2,700 small and large hydro power plants planned or under construction in the Balkans, corruption and greed are destroying the last free-flowing rivers of Europe. Follow the Balkan Rivers Tour, a crew of whitewater kayakers, filmers, photographers and friends who decided to stand up for the rivers, travelling from Slovenia to Albania for 36 days, kayaking 23 rivers in 6 countries to protest the dams and show the world the secret, wild rivers of the Balkans. The film honours everyday people and local activists who are fighting to defend rivers and aims to spread the word of the plight of these rivers.
We Are Send
This edit is a little bit about the story of send but it is much more about what you can accomplish with a great set of friends. It has been a crazy two years since we formed SEND and we are looking forward to plenty more.
In Perú, the headwaters of the Amazon River cut through the Andes Mountains and help sustain resident communities as well as the most diverse ecosystem on Earth. As the energy demands of Perú increase, the currently free flowing Marañón River faces over 20 proposed dam projects, two of which have already been approved. Our international team of scientists and river experts spent 28 days rafting the Marañón while documenting the natural and cultural resources that would be eminently impacted by proposed dam projects.