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October 2019 Films

October 17th @ Centennial Theatre

SACRED STRIDES

Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native Americans. In March 2018, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears––and to send a message of unity. The Sacred Strides for Healing Prayer Run wove from tribal homelands across the Southwest to Bears Ears.

 

Watch to meet the people who are participating in the public lands conversation with their feet, and learn about why this land is so important to them.

Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan

FIGHT FOR ARENG VALLEY

In a remote valley in southwest Cambodia, the people of Areng Valley fight to protect their home from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam.

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Filmmaker: Kalyanee Mam

TEN TUAMOTUS DAYS WITH LIZ CLARK

So often, the best inspiration comes from friends. Not long ago, Kimi Werner and Léa Brassy joined Liz Clark on her sailboat, Swell, for a sailing, surfing, and freediving trip where they foraged for their own meals and explored the true beauty of the Tuamotus. Combining powers above and below the surface, they had a chance to share the things that motivate them the most—seeking challenge, getting back to basics and staying true to the authentic self.

Filmmaker: Michael Paul Jones

TEN TUAMOTUS DAYS WITH LEA BRASSY

So often, the best inspiration comes from friends. Not long ago, Kimi Werner and Léa Brassy joined Liz Clark on her sailboat, Swell, for a sailing, surfing, and freediving trip where they foraged for their own meals and explored the true beauty of the Tuamotus. Combining powers above and below the surface, they had a chance to share the things that motivate them the most—seeking challenge, getting back to basics and staying true to the authentic self.

Filmmaker: Michael Paul Jones

TEN TUAMOTUS DAYS WITH KIMI WERNER

So often, the best inspiration comes from friends. Not long ago, Kimi Werner and Léa Brassy joined Liz Clark on her sailboat, Swell, for a sailing, surfing, and freediving trip where they foraged for their own meals and explored the true beauty of the Tuamotus. Combining powers above and below the surface, they had a chance to share the things that motivate them the most—seeking challenge, getting back to basics and staying true to the authentic self.

Filmmaker: Michael Paul Jones

CHASING THE SUBLIME

Why do we put ourselves into the path of discomfort and risk? What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to battle with fear, in the name of adventure? Follow the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, ‘swim twins’ Kate Rew and Kari Furre, in this hauntingly beautiful glimpse at the physicality of UK cold water swimming, as two friends set out to chase the sublime.

Filmmaker: Amanda Bluglass

LIFE OF PIE

When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned. It was a small and tight knit community without much economic vitality. Jen and Anne have left an inedible imprint on Fruita — at the outset they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized, they’re now at the very heart and soul of the community.

Filmmakers: Travis Rummel + Ben Knight 

Photo: Carl Zoch

 

CRACKING ICE CEILINGS

“Cholitas” are Bolivian women with indigenous heritage known for their colorful attire, round top hats and ornate earrings. In the world’s highest capital city of La Paz, Bolivia, 11 Cholitas are on a mission to overcome sexism and discriminatory attitudes and climb mountains in their traditional garb.

 

Led by Jimena Lidia Huaylas, the Cholita Climbers were once high-mountain cooks. But since December 2015, they've been ascending the country's snowy peaks as mountain climbers. United by their love of mountains and a sense of defiance, the Cholita Climbers will stop at nothing to attain the feeling of freedom that comes from scaling great heights.

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Filmmaker: Eric Gonzalez

MI MAMA

Nadia Mercado grew up in a working-class community with her single mother, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and her sisters, nieces and nephews. She became a cardiac nurse, a bad ass outdoor athlete and a woman who is dedicated to helping the Latinx and the POC outdoor communities.

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Filmmaker: Jade Begay and James Q Martin

WITHIN REACH


63% of women said they could not think of an outdoor female role model and 6 in 10 women say that men’s interests in outdoor activities are taken more seriously than women’s. With founder of Hey Flash Foxy, Shelma Jun, we explore sexism in the climbing world. "Women climbing with women isn’t the end-all solution to eradicating sexism. But it is creating an opportunity for us to see that negative social norms and pressures do exist, which make women feel in competition with one another to prove themselves strong enough, good enough, tough enough to hang with men in the outdoors (office, gym, etc)." - Shelma Jun

Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan

DAWA

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa grew up in a rural village in the mountains of Nepal, and from an early age she knew that guiding was her calling. At 21 years old, she embarked on a quest to become the first Nepali woman to earn the industry's top certification from the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association. The IFMGA certification takes over five years and $30,000 to complete, and of the 6,937 certified guides worldwide, only 1.5 percent are female.

Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Banned from competing professionally Hiyori will retire at the age of 21. Simultaneously juggling newfound revelations whilst preparing for the biggest tournament of her life, Hiyori is forced to question the reason females are forbidden from professional wrestling and why most women retire before their peak.

She has the drive and ambition, but is that going to be enough to succeed in a country and sport that is overwhelmingly led by tradition and protocol?

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Filmmaker: Matt Kay

October 18th for Panel @ Arc'Teryx

LOST WORLD

As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangrove forests, an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman’s relationship to her beloved home are faced with the threat of erasure.

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Filmmaker: Kalyanee Mam

 

October 19th for Mindful Movies + Meditation

LEGENDS

Located in Galayos (SPAIN), you can find the “Pilar Norte of the Aguja Negra”, a magnificent and symbolic route which was artificially opened in 1972.
To free-solo climb it by using camming devices and friends is a challenge that no one had taken so far. The difficulty of the route, the commitment and degree of exposure probably make it the most demanding granite climbing route in Spain.
To embark on such a project is something that goes beyond any sports challenge.

Filmmaker: Martin Garcia Pablo

 

ELLE AIME (SHE LIKES)

Set in a surrealist mountain world, our main character -- the snow -- pays homage to one of its favourite snowboarders: Marie France Roy. Through poetry, dream sequences, and animation, Marie's world class riding is encapsulated by the feeling that we all seek in the mountains: pure joy.

Filmmaker: Darcy Hennessey Turene

 

STEER WITH YOUR HEART 

A touching documentary about Captain Liz Clark's decade-long voyage aboard her sailboat, Swell, in search of remote waves, new friends, and how to live in better harmony with Mother Earth.

Filmmaker: Liz Clark

 

October 20th for Workshop @ Arc'Teryx

LA CUMBRE

Kathy Pico, an Ecuadorian native lost her leg to Cancer at age 38. Reassessing her life's value, Kathy turned to alpinism. On July 28th, 2017 Kathy attempted Cayambe, Ecuador's 3rd tallest volcano towering at 18,996 ft tall alongside Chad Jukes and The Range of Motion Project.

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Filmmaker: Lindsey Hagen

WOMEN YOU WON'T SEE ON TV

A short film that’s a celebration of all the women you won't see on TV: the women who won’t go on to the olympics or break world records, but who enjoy being physically active in their own individual way.

 

Girls who are physically active are more likely to succeed. People are more likely to follow in the footsteps of someone who looks like them. Because of this, we feature a range of ages, bodies and backgrounds - embodying a realistic wide spectrum that can be found in sport.

Filmmaker: Bronwyn Davies

 

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