A short film about our actions at the second week of Balkan Rivers Tour 4 in Slovenia.
The Soča River. She is where many of the Balkan River Defence (BRD) team learned to kayak. The river they call home. And the main inspiration behind Balkan Rivers Tour (BRT). Basically, what motivated this group of kayakers to take-action and stand up for all the rivers of this region.
So, it’s fitting that we invited kayakers, university students and river conservation experts from around the world to our home, to celebrate the Soča River during week 2 of BRT4. Together with the River Intellectual’s Students for Rivers Camp, we gathered over 400 people throughout the week to disrupt the norms of nature conservation, celebrate free flowing rivers, seek solutions to keep them safe and discuss alternatives to dirty hydro…and have fun (and some schnapps) while doing it!
We settled a deal amongst us that we will chase in the future; no new dams in the upper Soča catchment and removal of old ones. Follow our actions and come help us!
More info: www.balkanriverdefence.org
Videography: Mitja Legat and Matic Oblak
Editing: Mitja Legat
Cover photo: Mitja Legat
Music: Moon – No Matter How Hard We Try (artlist.io)