Water Trail Groups Bring Paddlers Film Festival to Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) will present the 2nd Annual Paddlers Film Fest on Thursday, June 4 at Jewett Auditorium on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and screenings begin at 7:00 p.m. 
Five documentary films on recreational canoeing, kayaking and rafting will cover a range of themes from the protection of wild rivers to sea kayak exploration and riding whitewater down multi-story waterfalls. 
“We are thrilled to work with MITA on this event that celebrates paddling and our waterways while supporting the work of both organizations,” said NFCT Executive Director Kate Williams. “We’re looking forward to a fun and successful evening, and welcome the opportunity to gather with fellow paddlers in Maine.”
The lineup of films:
Eastern Horizons – A sea kayaking documentary exploring the eastern seaboard from Georgia to Newfoundland.
Riviere Dumoine: A Paddler’s Journey – A team of paddlers outline the environmental and historical reasons for protecting western Quebec’s Dumoine River.
A River’s Last Breath – A documentary of one of the last descents of the Great Bend of the Yangtze River in China.
This is the Sea 4 – A sampling of adventure kayak trips in Israel, Norway, New Zealand, the Queen Charlotte Islands and other global destinations.
LVM #29:  Pacific Northwest vs. West Virginia – Two teams of daredevil whitewater kayakers plunge down raging waterfalls and play in river eddies and waves.     
All proceeds from the festival will go to benefit MITA and NFCT. Paddling related door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Student tickets are $8. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling MITA Monday through Friday at 207-761-8225 x 107. 


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