Kayaking the Aleutians [Festival Cut]

Justine Curgenven|2022|United Kingdom|55 min

Two women kayak 2500km along the remote and stormy Aleutian islands, risking their lives in uncharted waters, getting up close to wildlife & meeting the few people who live there.

Winner

Grand Prize

Graz Moutain Film Festival
2016

Winner

Best Film

International Kayak Film Festival
2016

Winner

Best Spirit of Adventure Film

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
2016
Synopsis

The remote and stormy Aleutian chain stretches from Russia to Alaska, with more than 20 long crossings separating tiny unpopulated islands. In 2014, two women attempted to be the first people to kayak 2,500km along the islands to the nearest road. Regularly spending over 16 hours on the water, with no realistic hope of outside help, they were swept away from land by strong currents, approached by bears, grounded by headwinds and caught out by rough seas. One woman was constantly terrified, having just learnt to roll her kayak. Over 101 days, they battle the elements, have incredible wildlife encounters and are given an insight into the lives of the few people who live in this harsh and beautiful landscape. This is the shorter film festival version of the film. There's also a 70 minute Directors Cut.

Type

Feature-length

Genre

Action

Directed By
Justine Curgenven

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Official Selection 2016

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Official Selection 2016

Graz Mountain Film Festival

Official Selection 2016

Winner

Grand Prize

Graz Moutain Film Festival
2016

Winner

Best Film

International Kayak Film Festival
2016

Winner

Best Spirit of Adventure Film

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
2016

Winner

Spirit of Adventure Award

L’Ecrans D’Aventure
2016

Winner

Best Adventure Film

Waterwalker Film Festival
2015

Winner

Best Kayaking Film

Llanberis Mountain Film Festival
2016
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