Private Project

Getting Ready for Flow

In Charlottesville, Virginia, an annual boat competition takes place. Called FLOW, the competition judges boats as works of art. In 2018 the wooden boat building program at the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center is inspired to construct and decorate three entries: the Cardinal Boat, celebrating Virginia's state bird; "Make a Wish on a Wave," which displays handwritten dreams of exploration by adults and children; and "Amazon Aid," a boat sponsored by a non-profit saving the rainforest, and decorated with tiles that show Amazon species and scenes. Where before the tradition of boat building was in danger, now there are new teachers and students taking up the challenge.

  • Alexandria Searls
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 23, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Australian Wooden Boat Film Festival
Director Biography - Alexandria Searls

Alexandria Searls is the Executive Director of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her experimental films have shown in a variety of festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Big Muddy Film Festival.

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