Stars and milkyway in the Boundary Waters

Film Screening + Gift Market

Boundary Waters film screening and gift market


Join the Campaign and Patagonia ambassador and writer Riverhorse Nakadate for the Boundary Waters Film Screening + Gift Market! The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, alongside some of our generous business partners, will be at La Doña Cervecería Brewery in Minneapolis on Sunday, December 4. Celebrate the start of winter by watching some of our favorite Boundary Waters films from the past few years, and shop for Wilderness-inspired gifts for you or your loved ones.


Vendors include:

Abode Outside

Cliff and Sky

Dawn Demaske Wilderness Photography

Glørud Paddle 

Mike Lein - Author

Northside Bags

Northstar Canoe 

Northern Coffeeworks

Paddle Bridge

Superior Shop

Northern lights over Boundary Waters Lake

What to expect:

The gift market will feature Boundary Waters and outdoor-themed items from local makers and entrepreneurs - perfect for your holiday gift needs. Stop by and shop between 3 - 6 PM!  The film screenings feature four important Boundary Waters films (three short films, and one feature-length at the end)

3:00 pm - Gift Market Begins

4:30 pm - “Boundary Waters Traverse” (12 min) with a short presentation afterward with ultra-marathon runner Alex Falconer

5:00 pm - “This Wild Land” (14 min) 

5:30 pm  - “A Northern Light” (13 min) with a short presentation by Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate a Patagonia ambassador and creator of the film

6:00 pm - "Public Trust" (90 min) with a brief Campaign update from Executive Director Ingrid Lyons and volunteer appreciation and recognition before the film starts

La Doña Cervecería Brewery

241 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Riverhorse Nakadate

Meet your host 

Riverhorse Nakadate is Patagonia Fly-fish Ambassador and adventurer who has spent years as a journalist using
nature and words to make sense of life, love, and his place in it. He is a musician and staff assignment writer for numerous surfing and fly-fishing magazines and has been published internationally more than two hundred times. In 2019 The Flyfish Journal created a documentary film about Riverhorse titled, “Love & Water,” which was supported by Patagonia. The film followed him throughout his beloved Texas coast and forest lakes, and he wrote both the music and narration for it. He recently starred in the 2022 Patagonia film “A Northern Light.” Riverhorse is a native Texan and is currently working on a film with the Sami Tribe fishing in the Arctic Circle of Lapland. He has been interviewed and featured on national podcasts and radio shows and in magazines from Africa to Norway and on. He is known for traveling alone to the farthest outer fringes of wilderness and the earth to immerse himself in terrain, explore solitude, pen stories of the beauty of the path, and pouring his heart and environmental essays into fiercely protecting all creatures, rivers, and oceans along the way.

The Films

Learn more about these Boundary Waters films, and watch their trailers! 

On May 22, 2021 Alex Falconer ran over 110 miles in 38 hrs 15 mins and 3 seconds, through the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to connect the Border Route and Kekekabic Trail! Alex Falconer completed the first known attempt to run “The Boundary Waters Traverse.” 

The Running for the Boundary Waters project is designed to highlight the issue of potential sulfide-ore copper mining proposals in the watershed of, and directly adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the running community. Trail runners who are also environmental advocates are using their running as a public awareness tool for issues they care about.

Run time: 12 min

Threats to the Boundary Waters have taken many forms over time, but dedication to keeping this area safe has endured. This film's focus is on the people who help spread appreciation for the land and carry on, in their own individual ways, the legacy of Sigurd Olson, a writer and conservationist who was responsible for the area's National Forest designation in 1978. Today, more than ever, we must realize what is at stake if we fail to protect these wild lands. With understanding and enthusiasm, future generations will not hesitate to pick up right where Sig left off.

Director: Brendan Harris
Producers: John Mooty, Will Mooty, Zech Thormodsgaard, Frank Bolton, Matt Osterman, Brendan Harris 

Run time: 14 min


Encompassing over 1,000,000 acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is in peril from a proposed toxic copper mine on the park’s boundary. Patagonia ambassador Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate paddles through the northern Minnesota wilderness to give voice to a silent, pristine place.

A film by Riverhorse Nakadate and Tony Czech

Run time: 13 min

A feature-length documentary about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them. Despite support from voters across the political spectrum, our public lands face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.

Run time: 90 min