If you’re a fanatic for whitewater racing, odds are that you’ve at least heard of the documentary The Green Race Movie, which follows participants in the annual Green River Narrows Race kayaking event in Saluda. But what about Chris Gallaway, the man behind the film? Will this profile shed some light on who he is, and why he worked so long and hard on this labor of love? Not really, but turns out that he does have some sweet superhero martial arts moves.
Barreling through the most rapid of Western North Carolina’s whitewater runs is definitely one way to get an adrenaline-pumping, firsthand view of nature. But it’s by no means the only one. Allow me to nominate the tree-line thrill ride of Navitat Canopy Tours as one possible alternative.
There are other ways of getting your blood pumping in an outdoor setting, although some are riskier than others. One particularly risky option would be to get together with some friends and have impromptu boxing matches in a park. I would say “Don’t try this at home,” but a more fitting disclaimer would probably be “Don’t try this at all.”
Not all local videos this week involved daredevil stunts. In fact, some were quite sensible in their goals. For instance, Asheville’s Hemp History Week celebration kicks off on Monday, and organizers aim to draw attention to the many merits of the much-maligned plant. Just so you’re not caught off guard by a hemp snob trying to one-up you at one of the week’s many events, here’s a locally produced video that should bring you up to speed on this most versatile of weeds.
We close this week’s roundup with a video that isn’t about very much—it seems to follow two young women on a night out in Asheville — but which does an excellent job of showcasing the merits of good editing. It’s one of several such videos uploaded this week by bpjammin.
Each week, dozens upon dozens of interesting local videos are uploaded to YouTube. It’s a lot to keep up with. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the video’s URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.