BRT5 POSTPONED TO 2021

BRT5 POSTPONED TO 2021

SLOVENSKO V luči boja proti pandemiji virusa covid-19 je večina evropskih držav, med njimi tudi vse balkanske države, pričela izvajati restriktivne ukrepe, med njimi take, ki prepovedujejo prehajanje državnih mej, zbiranje na javnih površinah in v splošnem omejujejo gibanje. Zaradi tega je letos Balkan Rivers Tour 5, s katerim bi vsaj petkrat prečkali državne meje, skušali na treh dogodkih zbrati vsaj po 300 ljudi in s kreativnimi akcijami povezali ljudi iz celotnega sveta, odpovedan. Ni pa še vse izgubljeno, saj je naš načrt, da Balkan Rivers Tour 5 v celoti oz. še v večjem obsegu izpeljemo spomladi leta 2021. To je seveda velik udarec za Savo in reke porečja Save, […]

ANNOUNCING BRT5

ANNOUNCING BRT5

BRT5 | Sava: Bohinj to Belgrade April 24th – June 1st 2020 WE NEED YOUR IDEAS + ACTION 39 days. 4 countries. 1.000km of kayaking. 1 River. The Sava. Our crazy BRD crew will kayak the entire length of the Sava River. Joined along the way by people that understand the importance of wild rivers, we will spend 39 days and 1.000 km in our kayaks using only paddles to get us from the source in the Julian Alps of Slovenia to the confluence with Danube in the white city of Belgrade, Serbia. During the 39 days of kayaking (from April 24th till June 1st) we will bring together locals, […]

THE UNDAMAGED DOCUMENTARY NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

THE UNDAMAGED DOCUMENTARY NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

After a year of travelling the world trough festivals (33 festivals in 27 countries, 10 awards), screening on a Slovenian national television and many events in the Balkans, The Undamaged is now hitting the world wide web. Follow the Balkan Rivers Tour 1, a rowdy crew of whitewater kayakers, filmers, photographers and friends who decided to stand up for the rivers, travelling from Slovenia to Albania for 36 days, kayaking 23 rivers in 6 countries to protest the dams and show the world the secret, wild rivers of the Balkans. The film honours everyday people and local activists who are fighting to defend rivers and aims to spread the word […]

SOČA ZA VSE! / SOČA FOR ALL! – EVENT RECAP

SOČA ZA VSE! / SOČA FOR ALL! – EVENT RECAP

Shod Soča za Vse!, ki se je zgodil v soboto, 26. oktobra 2019 je zbral do sedaj največje število kajakašev v flotili na Otoni (150) in kasneje še pred Občino Kobarid (200). Naš namen je bil enostaven. Odločevalcem smo hoteli predati 1317 podpisov peticije “Pošteni pogoji za vse uporabnike Soče” z zahtevami. Ker se vabilu na dogodek ni odzval nobeden od treh Posoških županov, smo peticjio in zahteve nalepili na vhodna vrata občine. O njihovem odzivu vas bodo obvestili, takoj ko ga prejmemo. Soča za vse! Protest Soča for All! that happened on Saturday, October 26th 2019 gathered the biggest crowd of kayakers in a flotilla on Otona (150) and […]

SOČA ZA VSE! / SOČA FOR ALL!

SOČA ZA VSE! / SOČA FOR ALL!

To jesen so nam župani in občinski svetniki Zgornjega Posočja namesto kostanja zakuhali predlog za nov Odlok o upravljanju z reko Sočo. Predlagane spremembe Odloka odkrito prikazujejo njihov način dojemanja reke Soče kot gosi, ki nosi zlata jajca, lastnik teh pa naj bi bile občine. Nov Odlok je načrt bogatenja občin na račun nič krivih kajakašev; taistih ljudi, ki so v 60-tih letih preprečili potopitev doline z jezovi, v 80-tih glas o dolini Soče ponesli v svet in se še vedno borijo za divjo Sočo, ki vsem prinaša koristi. Za lažjo ilustracijo zgornje izjave v spodnjih alinejah najdete nekatere predlagane dopolnitve že obstoječega Odloka o določitvi plovbnega režima na reki […]

THE UNDAMAGED ON SLOVENIAN NATIONAL TELEVISON

THE UNDAMAGED ON SLOVENIAN NATIONAL TELEVISON

Naš dokumentarec The Undamaged (Nepoškodovane) bo ta torek, 8. oktobra ob 20:50h na TVS 1 doživel televizijsko premiero. Vse od začetka post produkcije je bil namreč naš namen, da film po festivalskem obdobju doseže kar se da veliko gledalcev prav prek televizijskih projekcij. Upamo, da bo to prva od mnogih. Uživajte!

BRT4 | WEEK 3: BATTLING FOR BULGARIAN RIVERS

BRT4 | WEEK 3: BATTLING FOR BULGARIAN RIVERS

BALKAN RIVERS TOUR 4 – WEEK 3 RECAP Battling for Bulgarian Rivers Venturing into a pocket of the Balkans not yet explored, the Balkan Rivers Tour team had no idea what to expect as we drove south to Bulgaria. We broke up the drive with a few days on Montenegro’s Tara and Piva rivers, enjoying in the fun and friends at Kayak Fest Tara, before we rallied the winding roads from Montenegro’s Tara Canyon to Bulgaria’s Kresna Gorge. With over 10 hours on the road, the crew has plenty of time to brainstorm, visualize and plan for the week ahead. But no amount of dreaming could prepare them for the […]

1 WEEK UNTIL BRT 4 | WEEK 3: BULGARIA

1 WEEK UNTIL BRT 4 | WEEK 3: BULGARIA

The countdown is on! Just ONE WEEK until the start of the last week of Balkan Rivers Tour 4. We have never been to Bulgaria with the Balkan Rivers Tour and we are very much looking forward to changing that. Stunning rivers that are unfortunately in danger of being destroyed by dams and a highway, passionate local river defenders, scientists, kayakers and fishermen and a cool program provide some serious potential to making this a severely special week. For full program on the BRT4 | Week2: Slovenia, click here. Basecamp will be here: Eco Village Stara Kresna | www.starakresna.com | 41.789179, 23.178571 To join us in the basecamp (3 meals […]

BRT4 | WEEK 3: BULGARIA – FULL PROGRAM

BRT4 | WEEK 3: BULGARIA – FULL PROGRAM

A detailed program with the day-to-day plan for Week 3: Bulgaria is now available. It will be the last action of BRT4 and the focus will be on fly fishing and macroinvertebrates sampling, hiking and birdwatching. We will still do a bunch of kayaking, or course! We are planning loads of extra events; outdoor films, lectures and workshops. And we will wrap up the week with a flotilla and a party to finish the Balkan Rivers Tour 4 in style! BASECAMP: Our basecamp will be a really cool Eco Village in Stara Kresna, called Thick Oak, coordinates: 41.789179, 23.178571 For a fee, they will provide places for accommodation (tents or […]

STUDENTS FOR RIVERS CAMP

STUDENTS FOR RIVERS CAMP

The banks of the Soča River in Slovenia became the playground (and classroom) of the first ever Students for Rivers Camp during the fourth annual Balkan Rivers Tour. Twenty-eight students and more than 20 speakers from 20 different nations gathered with one common motivation; to use their brains to protect the last remaining wild rivers of Europe. “I basically came here to learn how I can help my friend Aoos and its tributaries?” – Dimitris Papageorgiou, student from the Aoos River | Greece Students and presenters from many different disciplines were invited to look at the threat of hydropower development from a wide range of perspectives. Only by understanding the […]