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Growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us

"In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage," says filmmaker Nate Dappen. In this coming of age story, Dappen shares how he and his own brother and grew up paddling those same wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and how the 1974 adventure became legend in their family - shaping who he's become, how he views his parents, and how his parents view themselves.

"In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey," says Dappen. The Passage is a story about growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us.

The Passage from Day's Edge Productions on Vimeo.

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