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Lakes 2021

The Lakes Program begins with 24 Leeches, this year’s Best Canoeing Film winner and one of the most touching and inspirational family paddling adventures of all time. Dig out your woolly beanies and join the four snowboarder dudes who went canoe tripping in search of epic backcountry powder while the temperatures dipped to record breaking -40°C. In 50 Little Birds, folk artist Geoff David finds peace and his life’s purpose. Will you? 

- 24 Leeches
- Without a Paddle
- This Wild Land
- 50 Little Birds  

Immerse yourself in our Lakes Program and enjoy 4 action-packed films that inspire adventure and evoke an appreciation for wild places. 

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4 winning & shortlisted films

Duration: 1hr, 17 min

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  • 24 Leeches

Filmmaker Aaron Peterson’s 10-year-old son died in 2019. He lived an adventure-filled and wise life. In24 Leeches,his son narrates a family canoe adventure to the Slate Islands in Ontario, Canada. He reflects on camping, the changing climate of our Earth and especially his beloved Lake Superior. Part family adventure and part environmental film,24 Leechesis also a tribute to a father’s best friend and adventure partner. “I ache to know who he would have become,” says Peterson. 

Director: Aaron Peterson

  • Without a Paddle

Without A Paddleis 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 Paddleis a canoeing film about snowboarding. 

Directors: Nick Khattar and Johan Rosen

  • This Wild Land

Threats to the Boundary Waters have taken many forms over time, but dedication to keeping this area safe has endured. This film's focus is on the people who help spread appreciation for the land and carry on, in their own individual ways, the legacy of Sigurd Olson, a writer and conservationist who was responsible for the area's National Forest designation in 1978.

Director: Brendan Harris
Producers: John Mooty, Will Mooty, Zech Thormodsgaard, Frank Bolton, Matt Osterman, Brendan Harris

  • 50 Little Birds

Indiana folk artist Geoff Davis reflects on his childhood, career, mental health and how he found peace through reconnecting with his life’s purpose.

Director: Hannah Lindgren
Producers: Hannah Lindgren, David Neidert, Sarah King, Luke Renner

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