whitewater video :: documentary

Here are some excellent documentary style videos.

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Same River Twice

Same River Twice

I haven't seen this but here is the blurb:

An instant hit at the Sundance Film Festival and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, THE SAME RIVER TWICE is a rich and warmly insightful mosaic of change, choices and communal living, highly acclaimed as "piercingly poignant" (The New York Times) and "a [four-star] masterpiece! Powerful, compelling and graceful!" (Chicago Reader). In 1978, award-winning filmmaker Robb Moss and a close-knit group of free-spirited friends and lovers took a month-long trip through the depths of the Grand Canyon; a breathtaking, white-water rafting adventure down the Colorado River. Cutting between footage of their youthful--often naked--live-in-the-moment existences and the complex realities of their adulthood today, the film travels the road from peyote to Prozac, creating a compelling portrait of cultural metamorphosis and the struggle to find one’s place in the world. From running rapids to running for mayor, THE SAME RIVER TWICE is an intimate depiction of those baby-boomers who took the Sixties seriously, and then grew up.

The 7 Rivers Expedition

The 7 Rivers Expedition

In the summer of 2004 a team of kayakers set out to run the seven premiere multi-day expeditions in the California Sierra Nevada mountain range. Never in the history of kayaking had these seven rivers been paddled by one group of kayakers all in the same season. Being called a truly bold endeavor the seven rivers represent the most significant whitewater undertaking in the United States over the past 20 years" Experience the compelling documentary of this historic expedition.

Into the Tsangpo Gorge

Into the Tsangpo Gorge

I haven't seen this yet but here is a review by an amazon reader. Sound like a must see.

Into the Tspango Gorge offers the viewer a harrowing look at what it takes to put together and attempt one of the largest supported adventures of the 20th century. Scott Lindgrin, the co-leader of the expedition, is one of 7 of the best big water kayakers in the world. He and his team try to run the previously unrunnable Tspango Gorge in Tibet, supported by 80 porters who have the unenviable task of treking up and down mountains to try to follow where the kayakers went. There's a lot left out, one can tell. But what is there is just amazing. The whitewater sequences are outrageous. The sequence where the porters revolt is terrifying. A must see video for fans of whitewater and expedition travel.