Rumors emerged from Angola about a river the size of the Zambezi laden with rapids, but hidden behind an iron layer of bureaucracy and the aftermath of a 27-year civil war that raged across wild savannahs. Those rumors lured three expedition kayakers on the adventure of a lifetime. Kwanza is the story of Mike Dawson, Dewet Michau and Jake Holland, who embraced the challenge of the wild Kwanza River and raced against time to kayak its mighty rapids before dams drown them.
This film documents Jamie Barnes' and Ian Finch's attempt at completing a circuit of remote lochs in the Scottish Highlands connected via a series of rugged portages. The elements challenged their journey, forcing them to discuss options and adapt their plan.
Fluid Trails follows three adventurers as they make their way across Kahurangi National Park in New Zealand via mountain bike and packraft. The park is an ancient place with rare birds, rolling alpine tussock, earthquake shattered peaks and towering podocarp forests. A place of colonialism, gold fever and exertion. A place of cascading rivers and winding singletrack.
Seeking a deeper encounter with the territory of the Inuit, six paddlers plan to make the first recorded descent of a little-known river in northern Quebec. Tradition survives in the life and language of the Inuit, and their knowledge of the physical world and the seasons guides the team in its journey. Set against an imposing background of snow, tundra and whitewater rapids, this documentary is a call to go beyond: out onto the land, and inward into ourselves.
Following two rivers, one drain, one sea and one creek, it turns out that paddling to work—which ends up being mostly a drag over four full days—is bloody hard work. The Commute is an intimate view into the good and bad of humanity. Told with award-winning filmmaker Beau Miles’ trademark mix of humor and philosophy, what started as a stunt turns out to be the hardest, most insightful four days of travel he’s ever done.