Adventurer, competitor, friend, pioneer and badass human are all words used to describe French kayaker Nouria Newman. In Wild Waters, we follow Newman’s journey as she prepares to become the first female to run a 100 ft (30 m) waterfall, watching her grow from a young, keen Olympic hopeful to one of the greatest kayakers of all time. But running some of the world’s gnarliest whitewater isn’t Newman’s biggest life challenge. Realizing that the expectations placed on her as both an athlete and as a woman weigh heavily on her decisions and ambitions, she pushes back to make her own path. In her refusal to conform to the expectations of others, Newman utilizes her passion for kayaking to uncover her true, most authentic self.
- David Arnaud