“Following in Powell’s footsteps, we are rafting 1,000 miles from Wyoming to Nevada,” narrates filmmaker Ben Kraushaar in the trailer for Powell 150. Created by Kraushaar and Cody Perry, the film will document a 72-day river journey through the Colorado River Basin, which retraced the route of Western explorer John Wesley Powell.
With sweeping images of canyon scenery and close-ups of pounding whitewater, one goal of the film is to share the exhilaration of such a trip. As rower Jessica Flock describes in the trailer, “The adrenaline high that you get is unexplainable, and then it sticks with you for days.”
Meanwhile, another goal of Powell 150 is to raise awareness of the many issues affecting the region’s inhabitants in the 21st century.