Mountain Culture Films

MOUNTAIN CULTURE FILMS 2017

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Johanna

Directed by Ian Derry
UK, 2016, 4 minutes

20th Annual Opening Night
Fri Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

 

Johanna had an accident and was going to lose her leg.

Through cold water treatment she saved it and found her passion.

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Wild Ones

Directed by Frank Wolf
Canada, 2016, 47 minutes

Wild Ones
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Peirson Ross is a musician looking to promote his latest album. Instead of travelling to shows by van or vehicle, he goes venue to venue by canoe. It is, truly, the 'Ultimate Canadian Music Tour'.

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The Last Cavemen

Directed by Jean-Michel Corillion
France, 2015, 52 minutes

The Last Cavemen
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

After two unsuccessful years spent in a local town, the Taw’t Bato tribe of Palawan island in the Philippines, decided to leave modernity, return to the jungle and live like their ancestors did: hidden in giant caves, fishing and hunting bats.

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Freedom Under Load

Directed by Pavol Barabas
Slovakia, 2016, 58 minutes

The Last Cavemen
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

In the documentary Freedom under Load we get to know the oldest generation of the porters in the High Tatras, who climb with supplies to the mountain huts every day. We discover why they have chosen this way of life and why they remain the last of the Mohicans on the European continent.

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SHIFT

Directed by Kelly Milner
Canada, 2016, 28 minutes

Mountain Bike Show
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

SHIFT is a half hour documentary about a group of First Nations youth who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their hometown of Carcross, Yukon into a world-class mountain biking destination – and transforming their community and themselves along the way.

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Moving Mountains

Directed by Dansq​​
UK, 2016, 16 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Moving Mountains is the powerful first hand account, of Canadian Heather Geluk, who was in Nepal last year attempting back to back 8000m+ accents when the infamous earthquakes struck.

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Aspirations Of The Pamirs

Directed by Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud & Siphay Vera
France, 2016, 52 minutes

Destination: Central Asia
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Three friends endeavour an exploration of the Pamir mountains on bamboo bikes made by French crafstmen. On their way, they climb peaks up to 6,000m and communities trying to save a threatened know-how.

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Afghan Winter

Directed by Fulvio Mariani & Mario Casella
Switzerland, 2016, 72 minutes

Destination: Central Asia
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

The surroundings of Herat, the Bamiyan region, the city of Kabul and the Wakhan corridor are the main stages of our amazing expedition in a country ravaged by decades of war and steeped in cold and snow.

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What If You Fly?

Directed by Renan Ozturk & Taylor Rees 
USA, 2016, 10 minutes

Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

Hawaiian artist and muralist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. HULA) traveled to the arctic waters of Baffin Island, Nunavut, to paint a portrait of a local Inuit woman on the sea ice.

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A Shepherd's Hand

Directed by Richard Berry 
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Lakeland endurance running, the slow game of energy and emotion, anxiety and anticipation: an unfolding physical landscape that you run through and an emotional landscape that runs through you…

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The Hard Way

Directed by Jeremy Lurgio​ ​
USA, 2016, 20 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

The inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old trail runner who does things the hard way to maintain purpose, momentum and vitality.

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North Korean Chronicle

Directed by William Lascelles
New Zealand, 2016, 19 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In February of 2016, Sam Smoothy (pro skier) and Will Lascelles (producer/director) went to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, better known as 'North Korea', with skis and a camera.

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Samuel In The Clouds

Directed by Pieter Van Eecke
Belgium, 2016, 70 minutes

The High Life
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator, is looking out of a window on the rooftop of the world.

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The Song Collector

Directed by Erik Koto​
USA, 2016, 54 minutes

The High Life
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

In the 1960s a folk singer sparked a social movement to preserve his Buddhist culture in the face of war and globalization.  His efforts would reverberate for generations.

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Wolf Hunter

Directed by James Morgan​
USA/Russia, 2015, 12 minutes

The High Life
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

This film follows Ion Maxsimovic, Siberia’s most successful wolf hunter

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Cedarwood Trails

Directed by Johannes Mair​
Austria, 2016, 30 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Axel and Sylvia venture deep into Africa to explore yet unridden mountainbike terrai; In southern Malawi on Mount Mulanje.

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Mira

Directed by Lloyd Belcher
Nepal, 2016, 42 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

An inspirational story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world's best mountain runners.

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70 Some Years

Directed by Riley Hooper​
USA, 2014, 6 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Henry Bendenelli skied for 70-some years.

The Ganges River flowing through the ancient city of Varanasi city.

Holy (un)Holy River

Directed by Pete McBride & Jake Norton
USA, 2016, 65 minutes

Planet Earth
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A source to sea journey expedition down India’s 1500-mile Ganges River

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Sherpa

Directed by Jennifer Peedom  ​
USA, 2015, 96 minutes

Sherpa Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides

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Doing It Scared

Directed by Matthew Newton  ​
Australia, 2016, 12 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

18 years after a catastrophic accident which left him with hemiplegia, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

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Jondachi

Directed by Mike McKay
Canada, 2016, 13 minutes

The Deep Wild
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

The Jondachi river cuts its way through the jungles of the Napo Valley in Ecuador. For those who live with the river it provides much more than just a physical connection. It provides a connection that fills the spirit.

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Facing The Mountain

Directed by Ross Harrison
India, 2016, 20 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Set in the sacred valley of Kedarnath in India’s lofty Garhwal Himalayas, Facing the Mountain explores what it means to live through disaster in a rapidly changing natural and social environment.

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Gyalmu's House

Directed by Gavin Carver + Asmita Shrish
Nepal, 2016, 19 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

In 2015 an earthquake of terrible power devastated the Langtang Valley in Nepal, taking hundreds of lives from the small community. A year later Nima Gyalmu, a woman of extraordinary strength, and humour rebuilds her house while trying to come to terms with her new world.

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iPorter

Directed by Rob Fraser
UK, 2014, 23 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In April of 2014 Rob Fraser spent three weeks in the Everest region working as a porter on the legendary trail to Base Camp.

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Return To Zanskar

Directed by Bryan Liptzin and Daniel Bull
UK, 2016, 23 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

30 years after their first visit, two American college friends return to an ancient Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayas to reconnect with their past, and witness a culture being dragged into the modern world as the first ever road to the monastery nears completion.