[Videonews] *New Release* RIVER OF LIFE

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:57:03 -0500

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Dear Videonews Subscribers,
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RIVER OF LIFE introduces a group of breast cancer survivors who are
competing in the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. Set
against a stunning backdrop, this film combines lively footage of the
race with touching and humorous interviews with the women, their
families and other paddlers, to become an exhilarating story about women
who have faced death and understand how precious life is.=20
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RIVER OF LIFE
A Film by Werner Walcher=20
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It's nearly midnight on the Yukon River. The night echoes with the sound
of eight paddles, pulling through the water in unison. It's been a long
day, and the paddlers are sore, tired, and drenched from storms. Still,
they push on.This is the Yukon River Quest , the world's longest annual
canoe and kayak race. From around the world, athletes come to test their
endurance, racing day and night along 740 kilometers of rugged river
shoreline.
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River of Life chronicles the experiences of one group of racers, the
determined women who make up the Paddlers Abreast team. Each woman has
survived breast cancer. Candid and revealing, this beautiful and
realized documentary follows the women from the moment they climb into
their boat in Whitehorse to the cheers that greet them in Dawson City.=20
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Some members of Paddlers Abreast have been in remission for years, while
one was diagnosed with cancer as recently as the year before. Their
diverse stories unfold in intimate conversation as they reveal their
indomitable will to live and the reasons for pushing themselves to new
limits by paddling competitively.
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Stroke by stroke, they forge on, everyone moving fluidly, part of the
river and its surroundings. As the documentary follows the arduous
physical and emotional journey of the team in its struggle towards the
finish, what emerges most clearly is the incredible strength and spirit
resonating from the boat.
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Dear=20 Videonews Subscribers,
 
RIVER OF=20 LIFE introduces a group of breast=20 cancer survivors who are competing in the world's longest annual canoe = and kayak=20 race.  Set against a stunning backdrop, this film combines = lively=20 footage of the race with touching and humorous interviews with the = women, their=20 families and other paddlers, to become an exhilarating story about = women=20 who have faced death and understand how precious life is. =
 
RIVER OF = LIFE
A Film=20 by Werner Walcher
 
It's nearly midnight on the Yukon River. The = night=20 echoes with the sound of eight paddles, pulling through the water in = unison.=20 It's been a long day, and the paddlers are sore, tired, and drenched = from=20 storms. Still, they push on.This is the = Yukon River=20 Quest , the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. From around the = world,=20 athletes come to test their endurance, racing day and night along 740 = kilometers=20 of rugged river shoreline.
 
River of Life chronicles the = experiences of one=20 group of racers, the determined women who make up the Paddlers Abreast = team.=20 Each woman has survived = breast=20 cancer. Candid and revealing, this beautiful and realized documentary = follows=20 the women from the moment they climb into their boat in Whitehorse to = the cheers=20 that greet them in Dawson City.
 
Some members of Paddlers Abreast have been in = remission=20 for years, while one was diagnosed with cancer as recently as the year = before.=20 Their diverse stories unfold in intimate conversation as they reveal = their=20 indomitable will to live and the reasons for pushing themselves to new = limits by=20 paddling competitively.
 
Stroke by stroke, they forge on, everyone = moving=20 fluidly, part of the river and its surroundings. As the documentary = follows the=20 arduous physical and emotional journey of the team in its struggle = towards the=20 finish, what emerges most clearly is the incredible strength and spirit=20 resonating from the boat.
 
CLICK = HERE FOR MORE=20 INFORMATION

CLICK HERE FOR OUR iSTORE
 
Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. = Sales=20 Manager
 
National Film Board of = Canada
1123=20 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
 
Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 = 8502
Mob=20 347 873 5160
Eml
d.mcginty@nfb.ca
 
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