A lot has changed since the ‘80s — even in the world of adventure. Back then, the subjects of Godspeed, Los Polacos! cleverly navigated the Soviet system to go on an adventure of a lifetime — a daring kayaking expedition in the Americas with homemade equipment and little to no whitewater skills. Fast forward to today, with expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to become the first person to paddle the four great rivers that flow from Tibet's sacred Mt. Kailash — a journey that’s documented in The River Runner. These subjects will be joined by filmmaker and adventurer, Renan Ozturk, and the subject of After Antarctica, renowned Arctic explorer and conservationist, Will Steger.
While decades apart, the subjects of these films all share a love of adventure and a certain level of resilience and determination. But how, exactly, has the meaning of “adventure” changed over the years?