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Roots: Mt. Baker Segment

4 mins |
Switzerland |
Etienne Mérel
LANGUAGE(S): English


This film uncovers the foundations of freeskiing as seen by the current generation of skiers and explores the concept of connection and friendship within the sport.

From the caves of the Dolomites, to the nightscapes of Ruka and the mythic peaks surrounding Verbier, this film takes us on a journey through the vibrant spectrum of freeskiing.

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This film was part of

VIMFF 2022

and is no longer available for viewing.


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Etienne Mérel

Etienne Mérel is a talented French filmmaker who shoots for The Faction Collective, the Swiss ski manufacturer and production house. Mérel has a flair for showcasing some of the world’s most gifted and creative skiers on the big screen and has carved out a reputation as one of the best filmmakers in the industry. His past projects include: THIS IS HOME, La Grave, THE COLLECTIVE, We Are The Faction Collective Season 1-3.

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