The River Runner

Wanaka Time
3.30pm, Sunday 27 June
Wanaka Session
Session 6
Wanaka Book Session
Queenstown Session

87 mins, Director Rush Sturges, USA. ***Not available online

This powerful story of resilience and redemption follows expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren’s twenty-year quest to become the first person to paddle the four great rivers that flow from Tibet’s sacred Mt. Kailash. Through Lindgren’s rise from street-smart hoodlum to pioneering filmmaker, the hard-nosed explorer grapples with trauma, addiction, and a brain tumour to discover that he can only achieve his ultimate goal by learning to open his heart.