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  • Counter Balance - A Film by Gordon Klco

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    Learn more at https://www.oars.com/warriors/

    Counter Balance is a short film about giving back to the brave men & women of our military who have served us all. Too many have returned from deployments ill-equipped for civilian life, but on a 4-day rafting trip on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, veterans are given the opportunity to come together to laugh, to cry, and to purge it all among friends on an experience that taps into the restorative power of wilderness.

    DIRECTOR | Gordon Klco EDITOR | Claude DeMoss
    FEATURING | Andrew Giles Shane “Shooter” Nelson
    Nicholas Palmeri Edward Boeringer Wayne Chavez Brian Greene Sidney Thomas Cuauhtemoc Solorzano Bobby Touchette Tim Vigen Dylan Laird Thoman Day Matthew Thomas Adam Silvers James Harding Mark Garrett Michael Francisco Mike Wells William Harrison Joe Shearer

    MUSIC | “Vanilla Pines” (Instrumental) & “Swelling Sea” (Instrumental) by Tow’rs

    THANKS TO | Dinosaur National Monument Corky Powell Bruce Lavoie Matt House Bob Brennan Chris Clark Josh Spradlin George Wendt Emily Kay Steve Markle Emily Nuchols Beda Calhoun Ben Moon Skip Armstrong Travel Rummel Ben Knight Anson Fogel

    Special thanks to all the brave men & women who serve our country.

    You might also like our other short films. Check out:

    Martin’s Boat - https://youtu.be/2fG0VyVm4Mk
    Water Is For Fighting - Idaho's Salmon River: https://youtu.be/HmocZkHoaHQ
    62 Years: https://youtu.be/rTTnli5bGFc Show less
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      • 14,374 views
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      • 5 months ago
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      • 6 months ago
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      • 6 years ago
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