Film

Why

WHY, a short film from NRS and We Are Hungry, goes beyond the spectacle of extreme kayaking in search of an elusive answer.
 

About

Director

hugo clouzeau

Producer

we are hungry, NRS

Featuring

hugo clouzeau, guillaume fievez, louis hetier, mathieu coldebella, stephane pion

Sponsor

selects paddle, kayaksession, crosscall, Picture Organic Clothing, spade, NRS

Running time

7 minutes

Country / Nationality

france

Our Judges say:

Intense, meditational kayak movie

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Drop it like it's a big ass waterfall. Some nice shots and beautiful scenery and in that scenery some very big waterfalls.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls, toward the sea. Director Hugo Clouzeau and a crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why?” “Why? Why do we do this?” In the GoPro age, images of extreme feats flood our social media streams. We watch skiers drop into impossibly steep and narrow shoots. We follow jumpers in wing suits flying over mountains. We see climbers, slackliners, mountain bikers and paddlers doing things that appear to most people insane, but the action seems empty when we don’t understand the motivation behind it. “Why?” we ask. “Why do they do this?” WHY, a short film from NRS and We Are Hungry, goes beyond the spectacle of extreme kayaking in search of an elusive answer.