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Four Women Prepare to Tackle a Wild River

Watch a team of female kayakers get ready for a 2,700-mile adventure through Mongolia and Russia in this excerpt from Nobody's River. National Geographic Young Explorer Grant recipient Amber Valenti had the idea of documenting an expedition down the Amur River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the world, and gathered a group of women for the journey. The film was directed by Skip Armstrong of Wazee Motion Pictures.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.