Inflatable People - An packrafting documentary by Jacob Kastrup Haagensen
At home people pointing fingers at Cajs packraft, Henrik forgot everything about fishing after buying one, Jeremie always wanted to paddle big waterfalls and Bens boss sent him and family to Sweden. Meet the inflatable people and step into the emerging international packrafting scene in Sweden.
Inflatable People is an short documentary about a small international community of people that do packrafting - Paddle with small and light inflatable raft called packrafts. In the movie they meet for the very fist time at the first Swedish Packraft Roundup deep in the Swedish forest. They come from all over the world and is often alone about packrafting in their home towns. In the film we follow the Inflatable People on their journey down river and see them paddle - and swim - fierce rapids and drink whiskey around the camp fire.
"With Inflatable People I wanted to give the audience a gaze into the rising packrafting community. I wanted to show why a group grownup arrange to go into middle of a Swedish boreal forest to paddle rapids in small inflatable dinghies. The making of the film was special to me because it portrait a community which I’m myself is a part of. I'm a inflatable People too and I wanted to give a short and honest portrait about us and the niche that we attend in the outdoor culture."
SCREENING AND AWARDS
Inflatable People was awarded with the Debutant Prize at the 2016 Danish Adventure Film Festival / Nordic Adventure Film Festival. Read about the film and the festival here: adventurefilmfest.dk/portfolio/inflatable-people/
Inflatable People was screened at the National Paddling Film Festival 2017 in Kentucky, USA. More about the festival at npff.org/
Inflatable People was screened at the Mancos River Film Festival 2017 in Colorado, USA. More about the festival at mancosvalleyriverfilmfest.com/blog
Inflatable People was screened at the Backpacking Light Adventure Film Festival 2017 in Colorado, USA. More about the festival at backpackinglight.com
Inflatable People was screened at the 2018 Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minnesota, USA.
More about the festival at frff.org
Inflatable People was awarded with the Sir Edmund Hillary Award at Mountain Film Festival 2018, Mammoth, USA. More about the festival at mountainfilmfestival.com/2018-winners
Poster photo: Karl Sandström