Nomads of the Sea

About Nomads of the Sea Director & Producer: Tom Vetterl In 2020 and 2021, filmmaker Tom Vetterl had big plans. Perhaps you did, too. Many projects and expeditions were canceled or put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, sea kayakers are resilient. Nomads Of The Sea encourages viewers to stay optimistic. It’s a rallying cry for the better days ahead and a reminder we grow with every challenge we face.    Watch this film in the Adrenaline 2022 Virtual Program.   Rent Now »  

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My Dear Fear

Whether sea kayaking in the surf, climbing a giant rock wall or hiking alone in the woods, most outdoor enthusiasts have had a run-in with fear. Sometimes fear offers a rush of adrenalin that pushes us towards our limits and beyond. Sometimes it takes control and we're left paralyzed. When is fear valuable? What amount is too much? And how can paddlers distinguish the thin line between the two? My Dear Fear is the filmmaker’s creative approach to engage with these questions.
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South Silver The First Descent

It was late in the 1990s. Whitewater kayaking was on the rise, and most California rivers and creeks had already been found and paddled by whitewater pioneers. A local group of kayakers from the American River grab the first descent of a true diamond in the rough: the South Fork Silver Creek.
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Dory Land

For whitewater dory lovers, there’s no better place than Idaho. The state’s miles of wild, free-flowing rivers are home to the country’s deepest gorges and some of the best big-water rapids. In 1972, renowned conservationist and Grand Canyon Dories founder Martin Litton asked Curt Chang if he’d like to take some boats and a crew to Hells Canyon. After an initial scouting trip, Curt started up the Idaho operation. Since then, Curt has fostered a community of river guides who care deeply about rivers, running good trips, and the legacy of dories.

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American Whitewater River Safety Parts I & II

American Whitewater is proud to release a new series of river safety films. These films offer up-to-date and easily digestible tips to help keep you and your friends safe on the water. Designed to simply and effectively communicate the most basic elements of whitewater safety, these films provide a basis for essential but not always readily available river knowledge that anyone wishing to spend time in a river environment should know. 

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Voice Above Water

This is the story of a 90-year-old Balinese fisherman, Wayan, who can no longer fish because of the vast amount of plastic pollution in the ocean. Wayan instead uses his fishing boat and net to collect trash from the ocean in hopes of one day being able to fish again. The story is a glimpse into how one human uses his resources to make a difference and a reminder that if we all play our part, we can accomplish something much greater than ourselves.

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