Ugandan-born professional snowboarder Brolin Mawejje has set lofty goals for himself: representing his home country in the winter Olympics and going to medical school. Mawejje sits down with climber, skier and filmmaker Jimmy Chin for an intimate conversation about their unique career paths as minorities in the outdoor industry and how they’ve struggled with pressure, both familial and internal.
This epic adventure film takes place during the Cold War. A handful of brazen, and perhaps naive, university students concoct a harebrained plan to escape Soviet-era Poland to paddle their janky, homemade kayaks in some “real” whitewater. Though they have little to no paddling skills, these unwitting adventurers are obviously charmed with the sport. Against all odds, they connive their way out from behind the Iron Curtain, eventually finding themselves in South America, where they embark on a kayaking mission that seems doomed. Hang on to your hat for the neverending drama of this largely unknown expedition.