In 2017, Brooke Hess had her best year of kayaking. In January of that year, she spent a month training in Uganda, then traveled from the Stakeout to Unleashed. At the Montréal Eau Vive, she stood on the podium beside her friends and idols. But when she returned to Uganda to train for the next competition, her kayaking came to a halt. Behind her Pit Vipers, Brooke hides an ongoing battle. Between the still-undiagnosed illness she contracted in Uganda and Post-Concussive Syndrome, depression constantly challenges Brooke’s fun-loving spirit.

Director: Matt Devlin
Producer: Ashley Peel 
Watch this film in the Voices 2023 Virtual Program.

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