River of Life

River of Life

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This documentary focuses on the Yukon River Quest, the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. Athletes come from around the world to test their endurance, racing day and night along 740 km of rugged river shoreline. The film chronicles the experiences of the all-female 2006 Paddlers Abreast team. By following them from the moment they climb into their boat in Whitehorse to the cheers that greet them in Dawson City, the film tells an exhilarating story of a group of women who have faced death and understand how precious life is.

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River of Life, Werner Walcher, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Werner Walcher
  • director
    Werner Walcher
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • cinematographer
    Werner Walcher
    John Walker
    Allan Code
  • composer
    Shari Ulrich
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli

  • Benjy

    A very touching and moving video.

    Benjy, 4 Aug 2010

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