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This is Beth

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This is Beth

Trigger Warning

This film discusses eating disorders

VIMFF FILM AWARD: Best Climbing Film
18 mins |
Canada |
Jen Randall
LANGUAGE(S): English


Rock climber Beth Rodden is one of the most prolific athletes in climbing history, with multiple free ascents of El Capitan and first ascents of cutting edge lines to her name. ‘This is Beth’ takes an intimate look beneath the forward facing success of her career, diving into Beth’s grapple with body image and cruel self-talk, and celebrating how she transformed this dynamic to rediscover the love of her sport and herself.

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Jury Quote

Our shifting bodies, identities and experiences inform our ability to climb, strengthen and summit the mountains around us and in our minds. This film is the intimate portrayal of world-renowned athlete Beth Rodden and delves into the folds of her pursuit of self-worth, success and personal actualization in her sport of rock climbing. Beth is an absolute legend in rock-climbing, yet her vulnerability portrayed in this film makes her experiences relatable to multiple and diverse communities. This film makes space for themes of parenting, body-image, self-acceptance and athletic excellence and is a gem within the field of Mountain sports and climbing films.

– Erynne Gilpin, VIMFF 2023 Jury



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Jen Randall

Jen Randall is a Director and Editor. She aims to empower, entertain and challenge viewers with intricately woven, emotive narratives and a quiet sense of fun. Her work has been awarded over forty major prizes at international mountain film festivals, been sold for broadcast, gained large online followings and been distributed across international cinemas. She often quests into the wilds on adventures inspired by her subjects, from long distance walks to big walls.

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