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The Blackcountry Journal

Best Short Film
10 mins |
United States |
  • Mountain Culture
  • Snowsports
Mallory Duncan, Patrick Elmore
LANGUAGE(S): English


A skier contemplates his connection to skiing and the mountains. As he hurries through the streets of LA, his path takes a turn after bumping into a jazz musician who helps him discover the correlation between jazz and skiing—an expression of art, skiing, and black culture.

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Jury Quote

The shots and style of editing of this film keeps you hooked, it took a surprising turn for the best. Beautifully done, dialogue or no dialogue the story has a strong visual motion. A sense of gratitude arises when watching this film. Always proud to see black filmmakers create well thought out pieces.

– Margit Neto, VIMFF 2024 Jury



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