Justine Curgenven (Gro)
Kayaking the Aleutians
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Dauer
48 min
Director
Justine Curgenven (Gro)
Category
Alpinism & Expeditions
Awards

Grand Prix Graz 2015

Justine Curgenven has documented a truly big adventure in a seemingly easy-going style. Their audacious boat trip along the hostile Aleutian Islands becomes a true pleasure trip for the spectator, despite the obvious dangers of this first ever complete crossing. You participate in the varied adventures in an intimate way, without realising how remarkable it was to be able to film in such outrageous and difficult conditions. In addition, the magnificent good humour of the protagonists is refreshing. A clear rejection of men’s sweat and pathos.

No-one had succeeded in kayaking along the remote and stormy Aleutian islands, where more than 20 long crossings separate tiny unpopulated islands. In 2014, Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set from the western Aleutian islands and paddled 2,500km to the nearest road. On an edge-of-your-seat journey the two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, approached by bears and caught out by rough seas. They gain a rare insight into the lives of the few people who live in this harsh and beautiful landscape.