Paddle To The Amazon Documentary (click here to watch)

What makes a man paddle 20,000 kilometres to another world in a canoe? 

Shaped by his life as an abandoned child, Don Starkell discovered his love for paddling during the great Winnipeg flood.

When his wife left him a broken man, Don hatched a long term plan for he and his sons to undertake a two year paddling journey from their home in Canada to Brazil’s Amazon River.  

This is a love story, this is an adventure story, this is a father and son story. In this epic tale, you’ll come to understand this “spellbinding madman” Don Starkell.

“Paddle To The Amazon”  selected by the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival


Chris Forde