Paddle Tribal Waters

Rush Sturges (Director) Paul Robert Wolf Wilson (Director) | 2022 | 9 min.

2024 Official Selection

When the largest dam removal project in history begins, a group of indigenous youth learn to
whitewater kayak in hopes of becoming the first people to paddle the restored river from source
to sea. With jaw-dropping aerial cinematography and moving storytelling, Paddle Tribal Waters
is a fully immersive experience, showcasing the unbreakable bond between people and their
ancestral lands. The film gives viewers a bird’s eye view as an unforgettable group of young
people training for the adventure of a lifetime.


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