Celebrated UN humanitarian battling a debilitating disease will attempt a twelve-day Grand Canyon mission on horseback and whitewater raft that will include extreme tests of strength, endurance and danger to shatter stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities while inspiring everyone to face adversity bravely and find strength in the struggle. Time is of the essence as her body’s muscles waste away, weakening her every move.
Poised at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Cara along with an award-winning entourage of film producers, wranglers and white water rafters, will begin a twelve-day expedition striding on horseback as they descend nearly 5000 feet of vertical loose terrain into the country’s deepest canyons. Three days later when they enter the heart of the Inner Gorge, they will encounter the Colorado River, America’s lifeblood of the West. Here where the water meets the rocks, they will dismount from their saddles and set off by raft, for eight days navigating over 150 miles of the United States’ biggest whitewater rapids. Throughout this journey, in a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, the expedition will challenge and highlight the integrity of the human spirit, contrasted and framed by the majesty and grandeur of this Natural Wonder.
Director: Elettra Fiumi