In 2017, Jay Gustafson launched Paddle for Progress, a two-year, 4,300-mile personal journey in response to Governor Dayton's call for water action. Follow the story of one man's journey to save water and remind us how we are connected to it all.
Presented by John Reamer and Associates.
2018 | 7 min | English
PRODUCER // DIRECTOR BRENDA PIEKARSKI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTIN MEREDITH
STARRING JAY GUSTAFSON
One man's journey to save water.
In 2017, Jay Gustafson launched Paddle for Progress, a two-year, 4,300-mile personal journey in response to Governor Dayton's call for water action. Jay's mission to reconnect humanity with one of our most precious resources took him to the most remote and least visited corners of Minnesota, as well as through nearly every major community in the state.
Alone in the wilderness, Jay reminds us how we are all linked to water, one of the most powerful elements on earth that is in a constant state of danger. His passion for paddling and call to something greater than himself leads us down water trails into our own spirit's journey and connection with the earth.
Waterway Jay is the story of this one man's journey to save water, and how we are connected to it all.
October 2018: World premiere at the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette, Michigan
Winter 2019: Accepted into:
Frozen River Film Festival, Winona, MN
Driftless Film Festival, Northfield, MN
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield, England
Photo credit: Justin Meredith