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Wood on Water

46 mins |
United Kingdom |
  • Adventure
  • Water Sports
  • Women
Hannah Maia
LANGUAGE(S): English


A traditional, slow, strenuous and all female adventure. Forty days spent canoe tripping in the Canadian wilderness with twelve young women, nine of whom are teenagers. There’s only one thing we know for sure, these girls won’t see each other at best. Think bug-bitten, cold and boob-deep in muskeg bog while carrying an incredibly heavy canoe on their heads. A counter-cultural summer spent exploring their physical surroundings and inner selves free from mainstream society’s expectations.

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This film was part of VIMFF 2023 and is no longer available for viewing.



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Hannah Maia

Hannah Maia is an award winning filmmaker based in the Lake District, England, where she runs a small creative company called Maia Media. After graduating in visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking, Hannah began to teach herself to make films and tell stories. She is also a passionate mountain biker, cold water swimmer and illustrator.

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