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70+ films from around the world which celebrate incredible people doing extraordinary things in amazing places. 

 

We were born at the height of the first wave of Covid-19 here in the UK and chose to offer our curation online and free of charge to over 15,000 locked-down adventurers. This is our 3rd LMFF VIRTUAL.

This testimonial we received from JULIEN says it best:

“I have nothing but positive feelings about the curation. This is probably the best outdoor film festival out there, with regards to content, diversity, and lack of machismo.”

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2022

14 Days South
14 Days South

14 Days South: Over Sea and Land — is a short 30-minute documentary about five eco-adventurers bike-packing across the UK, with a twist. Directed by Kevin Merrey and Gavin Kaps

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62 at 62
62 at 62

Follow 62 year old Angela’s attempt to take on SIXTY TWO of England’s highest peaks, over 116 miles and 46,000ft of climbing. Directed by Stefan John Remneson

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87 Days - Alone Rowing the Pacific
87 Days - Alone Rowing the Pacific

Lia Ditton rows alone under San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and out into open ocean. Almost three months and 2,499 miles later, she makes landfall in Hawaii before sunrise. Alone Rowing the Pacific is one woman’s epic story of survival; endlessly harrowing, ultimately triumphant. Directed by Lia Ditton and Danielle Sellwood

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A Woman's Place
A Woman's Place

A funny, heartwarming and honest conversation with The Pinnacle Club. Highlighting women's longstanding involvement in climbing, and aiming to rebalance a narrative which has been primarily about men; join members of the club as they celebrate their centenary during a global pandemic. Directed by Menna Wakeford

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After Antarctica
After Antarctica

After Antarctica follows polar explorer Will Steger’s life journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes in the polar regions of our planet. After a lifetime of landmark expeditions across both poles, no one alive has seen more of the polar world. Directed by Tasha Van Zandt

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Aizu
Aizu

An exploration into Fukushima Japan showing how the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster impacted the local ski and snowboard community. Directed by Mattias Evangelista

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The Alt Tour
The Alt Tour

For a fresh perspective on what it takes to compete at the Tour de France, Lachlan Morton is taking on his own Alt Tour. In a challenge inspired by the inaugural edition of 1903, he’ll ride every stage and every transfer completely unsupported, covering a distance of 5,500km and climbing over 65,000 metres in just 23 days. Directed by Samuel Craven

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An Accidental Life
An Accidental Life

Alpinist and speed climber Quinn Brett who, while at the peak of her athletic career, experienced one of the most traumatic accidents in the history of rock climbing. This story shows the complexity of a whole human being in the midst of extraordinary change. Directed by Henna Taylor

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Athena Skates
Athena Skates

As Athens tentatively emerges from a decade of chaos, a group of feminist roller skaters are fighting for space in their city. This generation of young Greeks grew up with few opportunities — but this taught them a valuable lesson: if you want to follow your passion, you have to do it yourself. Directed by Elliott Gonzo

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Back on the Bike
Back on the Bike

Due to many life difficulties Sam's mum hadn’t ridden a bike in over 20 years, so it was time for a bikepacking and campervan adventurer to get her back outside and exploring again in North Wales. Directed by Samantha Saskia Dugon

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Black Lines
Black Lines

Explores how Black Culture and Identity has been involved in Snowboarding since its roots in the U.K. Featuring two familiar faces in the U.K. snowboard space – Park Shaper Neil Campbell and Former Host of the legendary Board Stupid, Phil Young. Directed by Archie Guinchard

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Carpatia Divide
Carpatia Divide

The Carpatia Divide race follows a route which traverses across the Polish Carpathians. That's 600km and 16000 meters of climbing. The format for the race is non-stop and self-supported, and the filmmakers were active participants. Directed by Cezary Adamski

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Chasing Tokyo
Chasing Tokyo

She’s one of the best skateboarders in the world. In “Chasing Tokyo 2021,” by Nathan Fitch, Lizzie Armanto recounts her award-winning career as she prepares for the 2021 Summer Olympics. Directed by Nathan Fitch

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Confessions of a Runner
Confessions of a Runner

Endurance athlete Patrick Vaughan battles with demons and distance in this epic FKT attempt through stunning Lebanese scenery. Directed by Bachar Khattar

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Dani Burt
Dani Burt

For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn't know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn't sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women's World Adaptive Surfing champion. Directed by Brian Olliver

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Earth to Art: Basketmaker
Earth to Art: Basketmaker

Jennifer Zurick harvests bark from willow trees that grow along Kentucky waterways and weaves it into world-acclaimed baskets. Directed by David Zurick

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Eden
Eden

This documentary follows Eden's extraordinary story as a transgender woman, who by taking on science managed to break the rules and find a new passion at the same time. Directed by Charlie Bush

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Elevate
Elevate

Elevate tells the story of Matteo Manfron's attempt on the Genoa - Mont Blanc record, a gruelling 300km challenge that brings you from Genoa to Courmayeur by bicycle, and by foot for the rest of the climb to the top of Mont Blanc. Directed by Robert Bean

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The Farmer
The Farmer

The Farmer spends his winters harvesting one of the most precious crops on earth: Powder. A local legend in the Wasatch Mountains, this film explores how his passion for efficiency and sustainability were utilised to maximise a lifetime of skiing. Directed by Michael James Brown

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Fire in the Wilderness
Fire in the Wilderness

Leading fire ecologists work to better understand wildfire in Western U.S. wilderness areas, highlighting the importance of allowing fire to express itself as a fundamental natural process. Directed by Mark Kreider

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First Ascent on the Drus
First Ascent on the Drus

With footage taken from a live broadcast, follow a first ascent attempt on the historic west face of the famous 'Drus’ in the French Alps. Directed by Jean-Pierre Tauvron

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Flow
Flow

An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret in the heart of a closed resort during the very special winter of 2021 and the rediscovering of a playground back to its wild state. Directed by Maxime Moulin

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From My Window
From My Window

From her bedroom window, Melissa Simpson looks out at the highest peaks in Colorado. Despite being so close, the mountains have always been worlds away for Melissa, who was born with cerebral palsy. With the help of her friend and mentor, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, Melissa sets out to conquer something far greater than a summit. Directed by Frank Pickell

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Frontlines
Frontlines

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, three emergency room nurses strive for balance in their lives through rock climbing. Directed by Zac Hoffman and Casey Dubois

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The Frozen Frog
The Frozen Frog

The Frozen Frog follows Ben Robinson’s attempt to become the first person to complete the last great Lake District challenge yet to be overcome in winter - The Frog Whitton. Directed by Jonathan Doyle

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The Ghost
The Ghost

Heather Anderson may be the greatest hiker to ever walk the earth. She has consistently broken the male and female thru hiking records on some of the worlds longest and most challenging trails. And yet, she has remained a mysterious figure to most. Directed by Carlo Nasisse

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God's Buffalo
God's Buffalo

Homan Singh Shivabhakti ekes out a living farming in the hills of Sindhupalchowk district, east of Kathmandu. He loves and worships his buffalo which has brought him all the good things in his life. All is well until devastating floods ravage the area. Homan Singh's buffalo disappears. Directed by Bishnu Kalpit

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Grace
Grace

Having spent her teenage years in hospital battling a chronic eating disorder, Grace finds healing and strength in the climbing community and the rocky cliffs of England's south west. Directed by Sandro Gromen-Hayes

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The Great Escape
The Great Escape

Follow Aaron Rolph's 2700km bike-packing trip up the United Kingdom, taking anything but the shortest route. His self-propelled journey involved various activities along the way but when things don't go to plan, his lockdown daydream ends as a hospitalised nightmare. Directed by Aaron Rolph

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Grounded
Grounded

Four friends who connected over their love for Scottish snowsports are reunited back where it all began - having chased snow across the globe they now find themselves grounded. Directed by Will Gardner and Charlie Wood

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Growling Foxes and Crooked Roads
Growling Foxes and Crooked Roads

Jan has got it into his head to ride in one day with his road bike from Bern, Switzerland to South Tyrol in Italy. Three hundred and ninety kilometers is feasible — if there weren’t those six big mountain passes on the route! It gives him plenty of time to think. To think about why he needs such adventures; and why other people don’t. It’s a philosophical ride pondering the sense and nonsense of a challenge to self. Directed by Steve Rémy Walker

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Home Lines
Home Lines

Global warming, has forced us all to change our old habits and to take a new look at our local mountains. Home Lines adjusts to this new paradigm, choosing to embark on a low impact expedition close to home. A Yucca Films film

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Hunros Jorna
Hunros Jorna

An experimental Cornish language film, from the supernatural alchemy of Kernow to the raw majesty of Eire, Hunros Jorna recalls a lifetime of human hearts bewitched by the endless sea. Directed by Mickey Smith and Allan Wilson

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If You Give a Beach a Bottle
If You Give a Beach a Bottle

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska's coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether. Directed by Max Romey

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Illuminate
Illuminate

Documents the pursuit to capture a never before shot image of climbers creating a light trail up the infamous Stawamus Chief at night in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Directed by Ian Coll

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Journey to Jagdula
Journey to Jagdula

With The Pinnacle Club celebrating their centenary this film celebrates the success of a group of their earlier members who took part in an expedition in the 1960's to a remote part of Nepal, and were the first ever people to submit and map a region of peaks in the Kanjiroba Himal. A place they called Jagdula. Directed by Jordan Carroll

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The Last Ski Maker
The Last Ski Maker

The uncertain future of skiing in Scotland has inspired Jamie Kunka to make sustainable skis out of wood. Based in his cabin in the Scottish Highlands, Jamie is the last ski maker in Scotland. Directed by Euan Robinson

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Like a River
Like a River

Artist and climber Jeremy Collins has had a long and loving relationship with the desert canyons of the American southwest. In this short film, he describes his passion for three canyons in particular as he creates a new mural that combines them on paper. Directed by Jim Aikman

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The Long Pathway
The Long Pathway

Australian trail runner Lucy Clark has long dreamed of setting the speed record for running the Te Araroa in New Zealand. In 2019, she geared up to run the 3,000k trail in less than 70 days. Directed by Tommy Wright

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The Longest Line
The Longest Line

A 71km line across the Cairngorms, no trail, no roads, no power lines. The longest line is the furthest you can travel without crossing a man-made road or structure in the UK. People have tried and failed. Follow Jenny Graham and Calum Maclean on one of the few remaining pioneering expeditions in the UK. A Summit Fever Media Film

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Loon
Loon

Mike Freed took the trail name of Loon after the spirit of the lakes of the north. He's carried the name with him all over the country, through thousands of trail miles. Now back home in northern Minnesota he's caring for his property of more than 2,000 acres of land in the state's wilderness lake country. Directed by Jason Whalen and Chris Zuker

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Maiden Race
Maiden Race

Riding GBDURO, his first unsupported bikepacking race from Land’s End to John O’Groats, is Mark Beaumont’s 'Maiden Race'. Holding the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by bike he is used to tough challenges, but GBDURO is a whole different level. Directed by Markus Stitz

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Mandatory Gear
Mandatory Gear

In the male-dominated sport of adventure racing, co-ed teams of four race unsupported through rugged, wild terrain. To compete, each team must have at least one woman. Due to this rule, in the adventure racing world, women are often referred to as “mandatory gear” for competition. In Expedition Oregon, North America’s toughest race, three women and one man flip that script and compete as a reverse co-ed team. Directed by Emily Hopcian

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Matterhorn: The Lion Ridge
Matterhorn: The Lion Ridge

A breathtaking journey to the summit of one of the world’s most iconic mountains. Viewers are guided along the route by the accomplished Italian alpinist Hervé Barmasse as he tells the fascinating history of the Matterhorn’s first ascent. Directed by Alessandro Beltrame and Hervé Barmasse

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Medicine for the Mundane
Medicine for the Mundane

The healing power of the ocean has long been known to those who experience it. Medicine For The Mundane is a tribute to the shared connection between the sea and the people in it. Directed by Louis O'Flynn Martin

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My Upside Down World
My Upside Down World

Angelika Rainer is a three-times world champion in ice climbing and receives recognition around the world for her sporting skills. The Merano climber was the first woman in her family able to decide for herself what she wanted to do with her life. After the world championship titles and ten years of international competitions, the time has come for Angelika to steer her career in a new direction. Directed by Elena Goatelli

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The Mystery
The Mystery

Within the sport of kayaking, exists whitewater - and within that, the mysterious art of "squirtboating", which has been facing a slow demise since its heyday in the early 1990s. Directed by Forest Woodward and Tommy Penick

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Normal People Would Drive
Normal People Would Drive

A team of middle-aged women, who have never considered themselves athletes, head to the remote Australian outback to test their physical and mental limits in a desert ultramarathon. Directed by Olivia Holt and Patrick Wood

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North 6
North 6

Considered as the six greatest of the Alps: the north faces of Grosser Zinne, Piz Badile, Matterhorn, Eiger, Petit Dru and Grandes Jorasses. Mastering them all is a lifetime goal for many mountaineers - the Grand Slam of alpinism. Roger Schäli and Simon Gietl have climbed all six walls several times but now they aim to climb them all non-stop and to cover the distances between the summits under their own power. Directed by Frank Kretschmann

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On Falling
On Falling

Women mountain bikers reflect on their willingness to suffer pain and injury in pursuit of their sport. Directed by Josephine Anderson

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O'Parizad
O'Parizad

In the seventies, pioneers explored the most breathtaking mountains in the Alps and Himalayas; 45 years later, the same passion remains and alpine skiers return to the trail of their ancestors. Their goal is to reach an altitude of 8000m with their skis, and then descend by the French route of 1975 - their heritage. Directed by Guillaume Pierrel

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The Open Water Swim Traverse
The Open Water Swim Traverse

Last October 17th, A team of 6 swimmers from Lebanon decided to cross from Cyprus to Lebanon in an open water swim Traverse. All of that in pursue to raise awareness on the plastic use and its severe impact on the Mediterranean sea and the world. Directed by Edwin El Bainou

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The Pan Celtic Race
The Pan Celtic Race

On July 4th 2021, after the postponement of the 2020 race, riders from all over the UK set off from Maker Heights in Cornwall to embark on a much needed and long awaited adventure through Celtic nations and parts of South-West England steeped in Celtic tradition. Directed by Jack Davies

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Pioneer's Route
Pioneer's Route

Gudmund Söderin started exploring Sylarna in Sweden over forty years ago. Now returning with his daughter Nanna, accompanied by former pro snowboarder Hampus Mosesson and free-skier Joakim Johansson, their group will discover how the experience of the route differs between the two generations, while Gudmund rediscovers the expanse himself. Directed by Daniel Blom

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Rambler Man
Rambler Man

Drama: With his son suffering through a mental health crisis, a loving father wants to help. By taking his boy on journey through the Lake District, he’s able to reach his son and become an everyday hero. Directed by Angus Imrie

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Representation Matters: Taking on the Ramsay Round
Representation Matters: Taking on the Ramsay Round

Join Black Trail Runners as they take on the epic challenge of completing the renowned Ramsay Round in the Scottish Highlands. Created by Black mountain runner Charlie Ramsay, the round comprises 56 miles, 28,500ft and climbing 23 Munros over 3,000ft in height - including Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain.

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Riding the Shadow
Riding the Shadow

20 years after his involvement at a school shooting one man wrestles for answers while bike-packing the Colorado trail across Colorado. Directed by Blair Thomas and Steve Vanderhiede

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Rio by Unique Sights
Rio by Unique Sights

The nature and adventure photographer Rafael Duarte goes on a journey across the city of Rio de Janeiro seeking exclusive angles through the perspectives of five characters that have special connections with the city’s natural and diverse landscapes. Directed by Rafael Duarte

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Rufio's West Highland Way Adventure
Rufio's West Highland Way Adventure

Rufio is a big friendly British Timber Dog. For many months of the year he site at the feet of his owner He dreams of adventures, and recently he got to go on his biggest yet. This is Rufio's West Highland Way adventure, walking six days through the Scottish wilderness truly living his best life. Directed by Stefan John Remneson

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Sam and Me
Sam and Me

Sam Tierney was in a dark place. At 13 years old, his climate anxiety was so bad he was having trouble sleeping at night. In an attempt to ease his stress, Sam writes pro skier and climate advocate, Mike Douglas, asking for advice. Directed by Mike Douglas

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The Second Summit
The Second Summit

Veteran British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders reunite to tackle an unclimbed Himalayan summit, having overcome cancer, ageing bodies and a thirty-year falling out. Directed by Hugo Saunders

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Sixty Seconds
Sixty Seconds

Tyler Turner is forced to redefine his identity after surviving a skydiving accident. His reality transitions from simplicity and a flow-focused experiential lifestyle to survival and a wholesale healing process. Directed by Lara Shea

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Slegato (Untied)
Slegato (Untied)

Alfredo Webber is probably the strongest climber over 50 years old in the world who can still climb 9a consistently and, in this film, a route above 8b free solo. Directed by Gabriele Donati

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Slim Pickins
Slim Pickins

On the corner of Main Street in Stephenville, Texas, sits 'SlimPickins Outfitters', the first Black-owned outdoor outfitter shop in the Country. Owned by Jahmicah Dawes and his wife, Heather, the shop has become a staple in the community that represents fellowship, allyship, and outfitting friends for their next adventure. But more than that, they are telling a story of hope and reconciliation, of community and friendship in an America that desperately needs to hear it. Directed by Justin Jeffe

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves
The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Alone, on North America's Highest Peak (Denali), Patricia Franco is faced with tough choices trying to break the Female Fastest Known Time (FKT) by travelling 38 miles on a glacier to 20,310 feet in less than 21 hours. Director Michael CB Stevens

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Stormskater
Stormskater

Meet Stormskater – a London based roller-skater who started skating by picking up tips and techniques from other skaters in different spots in the city. Now, she’s one of the most well known skaters in the UK. She gives us insight into the increasingly popular sport and its community, its relevance around appropriation, ownership, authenticity and the fundamental need for space. Directed by Guen Murroni

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They/Them
They/Them

They/Them follows Lor, a trans climber, into the sandstone canyons of northern Arizona, on a journey to piece together one of the hardest and most inspiring routes of their life. By embracing the strength in vulnerability, Lor has found the space to thrive and build a climbing community that others like themself can call home. Directed by Blake McCord

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Traditional Alpinism - Experiences Cannot be Inherited
Traditional Alpinism - Experiences Cannot be Inherited

As part of a small expedition to Pakistan, Simon Messner circles the 8,125-metre Nanga Parbat with his father Reinhold and his girlfriend Anna. Discussing the first attempts to climb the mountain Nanga Parbat and the great tragedies of the 1930s, Simon also recalls the fateful expedition in 1970 when his uncle Günther lost his life on the descent over the Diamir Flank and his father barely survived. Directed by Simon Messner

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The Troublemaker
The Troublemaker

Delves deep into the ideas and emotions behind the international wave of civil protest, born in the face of the unfolding planetary crisis. Follow the personal awakening of two people as they learn to accept the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse and decide to do something about it. Directed by Sasha Snow

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Trustfall
Trustfall

A couple both in life and in wingsuit-flying attempt to complete a routine of moves meant for an altitude of 3000m - from a mountainside of half the height. Directed by Stefan Witts

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Unicorns Never Die
Unicorns Never Die

Australia’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian, Ben is the quintessential quiet achiever. A fearless athlete who knows no boundaries, Ben shares his story about the people and experiences that have shaped him. A unicorn in his own right, Ben’s is a rare talent with a limitless story. Directed by Annabel Barratt

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Unsinkable
Unsinkable

The story of Alan Corcoran’s unprecedented length of Ireland – 500km – sea swim for charity. With the stunning backdrop of Ireland’s wild coastline, the story explores a person’s journey through grief, channeling negative emotions into a meaningful, hopeful and inspiring adventure. Directed by Peter Grogan and Alan Corcoran

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Voice Above Water
Voice Above Water

Voice Above Water is the story of Wayan Nyo, a 90 year old fisherman who can no longer fish because of the amount of plastic piling up in the ocean. Instead he uses his fishing boat and net to pull trash from the water in hopes of being able to fish again. Directed by Dana Frankoff

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The Volcano Freerider
The Volcano Freerider

To escape the mundane entrapments of a respectable life, a young man breaks out into the wild to achieve a higher purpose. His adventures take him to an ancient mountain wrought with volcanic danger. With a mountain bike as his steed, he roams the mountainsides to conquer the hellfire terrain. Directed by Giorgio Ghiotto, Giorgio Chiucchiù and Leslie Sharpe

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Wave of Change
Wave of Change

Professional surfer Damien Castera joins Caroline, Corentin, and Guénolé on board the now well-known “Nomade des Mers,” a catamaran currently sailing around the world in search of low-tech innovation, and a pioneer in developing sustainable and affordable technologies. Directed by Pierre Frechou and Damien Castera

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We Are Like Waves
We Are Like Waves

We Are Like Waves is an intimate look into how surfing changes Sanu’s life, documenting the struggles and breakthroughs of becoming a female Sri Lankan surfer. Directed by Jordyn Romero

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You Cannot Understand
You Cannot Understand

Assisted by his personnal canine coach named Kroux, Seb Berthe prepares himself for a purposeless challenge, an attempt to send one of the hardest climbing route in the world: Fight or Flight (Catalogna), 9B. Directed by Simon Maurissen

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