"Kayaking The Aleutians" With Justine Curgenven

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"Kayaking The Aleutians" With Justine Curgenven

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Director Justine Curgenven will present the 55 minute festival version of her latest film! Following the film, there will be a Q&A and DVD signing! A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Willamette Riverkeepers! Film description: No-one has succeeded in kayaking the length of the remote and stormy Aleutian Islands which stretch from Russia to Alaska. Explorers Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set out to paddle 2,500km along the archipelago to the nearest road confronting more than 20 long crossings which separate the tiny unpopulated islands. Sarah faces an even more formidable challenge as this is part of her round-the-world human powered journey and she has limited kayaking experience. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, these two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh yet beautiful landscape. Director Bio: Justine is an adventure filmmaker and expedition sea kayaker who was named one of the UK's top 20 living explorers. Her documentaries have been shown on the BBC and National Geographic & won her multiple awards. She created the "This is the Sea" series of DVDs which inspired thousands of people to take to the water. She represented England in the world surf kayak championships and loves surfing her seakayak in the tidal races near her home in Wales. Her expeditions include circumnavigating the south island of New Zealand, Tasmania and the Queen Charlotte islands. Last Summer, she kayaked 2,500km along the Aleutian islands to the nearest road with round-the-world adventurer Sarah Outen. Film reviews: "In the summer of 2014, Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen traversed the Aleutian Islands, completing what was, in my mind, perhaps the greatest, as yet undone, technical sea kayak expedition in the world. The film is spectacular, full of high adventure, a touching friendship, and some of the most magnificent scenery on earth". - Jon Turk "Superb filming to go with a superb adventure! Justine and Sarah are kayaking alone through one of the most challenging and dangerous environments in the world. It is incredible that not only did they make it, but that they were able to create a high quality documentary without a film crew following along. Their film not only communicates the hardships and dangers of the expedition, but also conveys the rich backdrop of wildlife and culture in this region. A definite 5 out of 5 stars." - Colin Angus. The story of Sarah and Justine's 101 day ordeal is amazing, moving and, above all inspiring. My admiration is unbounded." - Ranulph Fiennes "Sarah and Justine make an engaging and inspiring pair. For this, an epic journey in one of the world's most inhospitable places, the relative kayaking newcomer and the experienced paddling filmmaker show what is possible through the power of unfaltering friendship and unwavering determination. A must-watch for adventure-lovers." - Adventure Kayak magazine

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