VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Alone On The River

France, 36 minutes, 2013
Directed by Stephane Pion
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

In the heart of the Himalayas, 5 world-class paddlers embark on a month long self-supported kayaking adventure.

In the heart of the Himalayas, 5 world-class paddlers embark on a month long self-supported kayaking adventure. In this spectacularly harsh world of snow, rock and water, they’re faced with a myriad of challenges. Surviving and supporting one another proves harder than expected.
Logistics are crucial. A whitewater kayak has minimal loading capacity, making the duration of the trip the critical factor.
From the back alleys of Kathmandu to the deepest gorges of the Langu Kola, via the frozen summits of the Upper Dolpo, experience this exceptional expedition:
- 550km on the river dropping over 14,400 ft. in elevation
- 30 days autonomy in the remotest region of the Himalayas  

Stephane Pion is 35 years old, a father, kayaker and filmmaker. He is addicted to travelling around the world to kayak, and in a lot of these location it is impossible to bring a film crew along. This is why he started handling cameras and started to make kayaking movies himself.
He has now started to direct and produce his own movies and is very well know in the paddling community.

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