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The Nahanni Whisperer

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Dominique Snyers
Origin: Belgium
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 53 min

Four young climbers dream of climbing the Lotus Flower Tower, a legendary big wall, somewhere in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the furthest outreaches of Northern Canada. For 800 m of climbing, they will have to face 550 km of dangerous Nahanni river over a whole month of total independence.Given that they have only limited experience in this type of adventure, they persuade Dom, a seasoned traveller 33 years their senior, to help them get this expedition off the ground. Whereas Dom will be realising his teenage dream of riding the Nahanni rapids, he is also about to realise that the Lotus Flower will be his last ‘Big Wall’ climb.A poetic adventure of passing the baton between generations and a point where the dream becomes reality.

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Director: Dominique Snyers

Besides his work as an entrepreneur and creator of IT start-ups, every year, Dom accompanies numerous adventurers, often younger than him, into wide open spaces, both horizontal as well as vertical.He set up the association capexpe.org, a community of adventurers in order to encourage the dream of adventure and especially to realise them independently.His main motivation is teaching and knowledge transfer. That is also why he is now launching into film production.