Without a Paddle
Without A Paddle is an adventure film blending the history of the upper Columbia River with a 140-kilometer paddle from the foot of the Mica Dam to the top of the Revelstoke Dam. Four intrepid snowboarders seek to retrace a portion of David Thompson’s footsteps down the Columbia River, in the middle of January, during one of the coldest snaps in recorded history in Revelstoke. Surreal frozen landscapes, epic paddling, deep powder riding and a lot of pain, Without A Paddle is a canoeing film about snowboarding. 

Directors:  Nick Khattar and Johan Rosen

Duration: 41:01

Watch this film in the Lakes Program


Director Biography - Nick Khattar, Johan Rosen

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Johan Rosen and Nick Khattar are both independent film makers currently living in Revelstoke/BC/Canada. Johan is born in Sweden, where he grew up as a competetive snowboarder. In his young 20's he started spending his winters in Canada, where he produced his own snowboarding and adventure films.

Nick grew up in Nova Scotia, but moved to Banff as a young adult, where he started documenting snowboarding and adventure as both a filmer and a journalist.