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Canadian Show

Celebrate Canada and enjoy these seven scenic and wild films that take us virtually to remote rivers and mountains. Through these adventures, we travel on foot and with the support of canoes, bikes, skis, snowboards, monoskis & aerial silks. These stories discover new-found adventures & share memorable journeys to iconic places.

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Viewing Info

Launching:
Friday, February 19 at noon PST

This show includes access to view all the films listed below.

Pricing

Show ticket: $17

Festival passes:

Film only: $85 | All-access: $105

This show was part of the VIMFF 2021.

Films

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Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break is a documentary about Sam Danniels, a multi-sport professional athlete in three para-skiing disciplines, as well as cycling, snowmobiling and paragliding. Sam refuses to let his life-changing spinal cord injury become a barrier to the many outdoor sports that he loves. His story is one of tenacity, ingenuity and a refusal to accept limitations.

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Silks

Driven by powerful movements, stunning locations and hair-raising exposure, Silks takes the art of an aerial silk performance and showcases it in a way never seen before, combining rock climbing, repelling, and canyoning with the performance art of aerial silks.

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Mount Logan

They climbed Mount Logan and they rode the East ridge. Mount Logan is the highest peak in Canada and the second highest peak in North America. To reach the summit, Helias Millerioux, Alexandre Marchesseau, Thomas Delfino had a long journey. They started from the ocean to finish at the ocean, climbing Mount Logan self-supported.

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To Every Step I Have Taken

WORLD PREMIERE

To Every Step I Have Taken is a poetic tribute to the long hours spent walking on the trails. Backpacking through the beautiful landscapes around Mount Assiniboine, BC, is a pleasure for the eyes and this time spent moving forward, is an invite to a journey within - a journey of the mind. This film retraces this journey and why the feeling of hiking for long hours is unique.

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Choosing to Live

This film tells the story about Sarah Hornby, who while mourning her late husband, craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. In a single year, she would attempt all of the 10 routes he created while researching his Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook. From sadness and loss to a profound celebration of both his life and her own unique journey, she chose to live.

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A Chilcotin Love Letter

WORLD PREMIERE

This short film showcases the beautiful wild landscapes of the South Chilcotin Mountains, and celebrates the old trails that draw mountain bikers here year after year.

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The Long Today

If we’re lucky, there are things we do with our families, year after year. Time runs on, we pass the milestones of life, but these family rituals maintain the illusion that some things never change. But the thing about illusions is, when you do see through them, it happens in a flash. The Long Today is a story about a family celebrating a father's 70th birthday by taking a trip in a repaired wooden canoe down the Wathaman river in northern Saskatchewan.

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