WOMEN'S ADVENTURE FILM TOUR
NEMESIS: (Climbing) Australia- 5 min.
As a highly accomplished rock climber, Monique Forestier has completed some very difficult climbs around the world and along the way she became the first Australian woman to climb routes graded 31, 32, 33 and 34. To put that into perspective, the top grade climbed by an Australian male is 35. NEMESIS shows the determination and perseverance required to succeed at the top end of rock climbing on a project that pushed Monique to her limit.
MOKSHA: (Mountain Biking) USA- 26 min.
Moksha is a film that follows three Nepali women who have dedicated themselves to spreading the joy that mountain biking can give to women across the Himalayas. Follow these young women as they compete in mountain bike races across the Asian continent, claim titles as the first female MBLA certified mountain bike guides in Nepal, and most importantly witness the impact these women leave as role models for other Nepali women and girls. This authentic and moving film shows their balance of adventure with cultural and family obligations while pushing for a much more gender and socially equitable society in their home country.
TULSI: (Profile) USA- 4 min.
Tulsi Gabbard is the surfing Congresswoman who could actually save our environment. Gabbard is uniquely positioned to make major impacts in helping to preserve the beauty of Hawaii, our earth, and the natural resources we love. (And she shreds the gnar at her home break)!
PERSIAN POWDER: (Snowboarding)- Belgium- 13 min.
Take a cultural journey with us as we profile professional snowboarder, Mona Seraji, plying her trade in her home mountains of Iran. Haunting music accompanies this unique glimpse into a little-known, winter playground for skiers and sliders alike.
DISCOVERING ADVENTURE: (Family Adventuring) Norway- 11 min.
Discovering Adventure is a film project documenting a 5-year old girl, Isabelle, traveling with her family to Norway on her biggest adventure yet. Along the way she's learning the skills to be an explorer and adventurer, but most importantly she's learning about herself. With her father Tim who's also a professional paragliding pilot, and down-to-earth mom, Maile, the family set sail into the Arctic Circle in search of a winter wonderland to sail, fly, camp, ski and explore together.
PERPETUAL MOTION: (Adventure Photography) USA- 5 min.
Krystle Wright is an adventure sports photographer from Queensland, Australia, although she now lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle in her quest to capture and present unique moments from extreme sports, expeditions and adventures across the globe. Whether she’s camping on a frozen fjord for a month in the Arctic with 23 BASE jumpers, paragliding in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan or sleeping on the back of a yacht on the Great Barrier Reef, Krystle strives to pursue fresh challenges, to seek out undiscovered layers and dimensions in her work, and is recognized for her creativity, composition, and an indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.
FINDING THE LINE: (Skiing) Australia- 15 min.
A film about fear, its paralyzing grip on humans and how it affects our decision-making. In this documentary film, Olympian and X Games Slopestyle champion Anna Segal and her Freeride World Tour, big mountain skiing sister, Nat Segal, use their skiing to understand fear and how it manifests in the two siblings’ lives.
SURFING TO COPE: (Surfing) USA- 26 min.
Take a quick look at Brianna Cope and you’ll see a girl who has it all: beauty, athleticism, an idyllic life in Hawaii and the chance to be the best in her sport. While all of this is true, there is more to Brianna Cope. Follow Brianna’s attempt to make the WCT while coming to terms with a physical challenge that has shaped her life.
KATIE: (Tribute to Katie Lee) USA- 10 min.
“Katie Lee speaks for the canyons and the sweet desert recesses. She is our foul-mouthed, lightning-eyed, boot-stomping balladeer, a character Louis L’Amour never could have invented. Born from the rock itself, she is a lifetime of experience on this wild, restless, cradling ground. If you want to know this place, you need to know Katie,” – Craig Childs, The Apocalyptic Planet, The Secret Knowledge of Water, etc.) From award-winning director of Damnation, Ben Knight, this 10 minute tribute to one of the most amazing adventurer/activists to ever grace the waters of the Glen Canyon will have you laughing, crying and longing for the good ol' days prior to man-made "advances". (Katie’s natural style is exhibited in all its glory in this film, and therefore contains adult language and archival nudity).