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The Impossible River Journey
Year:  2011
Running Time:  90 minutes
Country:  Norway
Language:  Norwegian, English, Zulu
Genre:  Documentary
Venue:  Bay Model, Sausalito
Cast:  Helge Hjelland
Showtime:   Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 06:00 PM
Director:  Arild Mehn-Andersen

Description:
  [Screening @ Tiburon Fillm Society]

Adventurer Helge Hjelland decides to cross South Africa by canoe. Along the way he picks up Joseph, an illegal refugee from South Sudan without any identity papers. Joseph becomes Hjelland's assistant, and they become partners in a journey through a South Africa still struggling to get out of the shadow of apartheid.

The Impossible River Journey is a film which portrays the best and worst of humanity, in a country whose murky past still shapes the daily life of its citizens.


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Festivals & Awards:

- Fjellfilm festivalen
- Bergen International Film Festival
- Winner of the WT Award at WT International Film Festival
- Honorable mention at The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
- NaturVision Filmfestival
- Winner of Best Water Film at Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2013
- Finalist at Banff Mountain Film Festival 2012
- Finalist at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2013



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