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Road to recovery

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    Além dos sonhos Vod

    Além dos sonhos

    Rafael Duarte (2019)

    The film tells the life story of Roman Romancini, one of the most important Brazilian mountaineers, in his endeavor to reach his greatest dream: climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the planet. Starting early in his athletic career, he passes through several deadly experiences. But it was while riding a bike that he got hit by a car in an accident that almost put an end to his sport life forever. Beyond Dreams shows how Roman dealt with the chance of never climbing again, how he fought cancer, and how he kept the Everest dream alive as a motivation to overcome the recovery process.

    Brazil / 75 min

    Além dos sonhos

    Rafael Duarte

    • 2019
    • Brazil
    • 75 min
    The film tells the life story of Roman Romancini, one of the most important Brazilian mountaineers, in his endeavor to reach his greatest dream: climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the planet. Starting early in his athletic career, he passes through several deadly experiences. But it was while riding a bike that he got hit by a car in an accident that almost put an end to his sport life forever. Beyond Dreams shows how Roman dealt with the chance of never climbing again, how he fought cancer, and how he kept the Everest dream alive as a motivation to overcome the recovery process.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Restart Vod

    Restart

    Jon Herranz (2013)

     In the 2012 World Climbing Championship semifinals Edu Marín snapped the tendon in his right hand index finger. The injury forced him to undergo further surgery to allow him to return to the top level of international climbing. In this documentary we accompany Edu in his recovery from surgery until his return to the rock and the maximum level of climbing. Sharing the hard and good moments of a slow and tough recovery process of an elite sport athlete we are witness of Edu’s psychological and physical evolution. In addition to that we have the testimony of the world reference doctors and specialists that work in Edu’s case, we know the special planning of his physical trainer, among others, and of course, the point of view of his father Francisco Marín, a 61 year-old climber.

    Spain / 43 min

    Restart

    Jon Herranz

    • 2013
    • Spain
    • 43 min
     In the 2012 World Climbing Championship semifinals Edu Marín snapped the tendon in his right hand index finger. The injury forced him to undergo further surgery to allow him to return to the top level of international climbing. In this documentary we accompany Edu in his recovery from surgery until his return to the rock and the maximum level of climbing. Sharing the hard and good moments of a slow and tough recovery process of an elite sport athlete we are witness of Edu’s psychological and physical evolution. In addition to that we have the testimony of the world reference doctors and specialists that work in Edu’s case, we know the special planning of his physical trainer, among others, and of course, the point of view of his father Francisco Marín, a 61 year-old climber.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Meru

    Jimmy Chin (2015)

    Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

    USA / 87 min

    Meru

    Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 87 min
    Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Tupendeo - Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten

    Robert Steiner (2016)

    While they are intent on reaching the peak of the Tupendeo, in Kashmir, Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf find themselves face to face with a mystery: they find a rope for the descent, but the tracks disappear shortly afterward. Their research will lead them to reconstruct a dramatic episode that has been forgotten. This is the story of two attempts on a mountain in the remote Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya, separated by many years, outcome, and emotion.

    Switzerland / 26 min

    Tupendeo - Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten

    Robert Steiner

    • 2016
    • Switzerland
    • 26 min
    While they are intent on reaching the peak of the Tupendeo, in Kashmir, Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf find themselves face to face with a mystery: they find a rope for the descent, but the tracks disappear shortly afterward. Their research will lead them to reconstruct a dramatic episode that has been forgotten. This is the story of two attempts on a mountain in the remote Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya, separated by many years, outcome, and emotion.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Agora

    Mickael Couturier (2017)

    A poetic documentary about the physical and mental journey of climber Lucas Lima as he tests his determination to reach the top of the "Pedra da Divisa", one of the hardest peaks of Brazil. A story of discovery and awakening through a communion with nature. Directed by Otávio Lima (brother of Lucas) and Mickael Couturier. Produced by Otávio Lima.

    Brazil / 9 min

    Agora

    Mickael Couturier, Otávio Lima

    • 2017
    • Brazil
    • 9 min
    A poetic documentary about the physical and mental journey of climber Lucas Lima as he tests his determination to reach the top of the "Pedra da Divisa", one of the hardest peaks of Brazil. A story of discovery and awakening through a communion with nature. Directed by Otávio Lima (brother of Lucas) and Mickael Couturier. Produced by Otávio Lima.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Wild climbs - Tasmania

    Wild climbs - Tasmania

    Richard Else (1999)

    Paul Pritchard was one of Britain's most outstanding younger climbers until he suffered the most catastrophic accident imaginable whilst attempting to climb a sea stack called Totem Pole in Tasmania. We follow Paul Pritchard during the year after his accident and chart his progress from initial treatment in a hospital, his return home to Llanberis to finally watch him attempt the long journey back to Tasmania. This return trip has become virtually an obsession for Paul who wants to lay the ghost of his accident. He plans his journey to coincide with the first anniversary of the accident that left him for dead. This is the second episode of the series Wild Climbs. Wild Climbs series is the sequel of 'The Face: Six great climbing adventures'.

    UK / 30 min

    Wild climbs - Tasmania

    Richard Else

    • 1999
    • UK
    • 30 min
    Paul Pritchard was one of Britain's most outstanding younger climbers until he suffered the most catastrophic accident imaginable whilst attempting to climb a sea stack called Totem Pole in Tasmania. We follow Paul Pritchard during the year after his accident and chart his progress from initial treatment in a hospital, his return home to Llanberis to finally watch him attempt the long journey back to Tasmania. This return trip has become virtually an obsession for Paul who wants to lay the ghost of his accident. He plans his journey to coincide with the first anniversary of the accident that left him for dead. This is the second episode of the series Wild Climbs. Wild Climbs series is the sequel of 'The Face: Six great climbing adventures'.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Portrait d'un homme devenu ordinaire

    Pierre Beccu (1994)

    A meeting in Chamonix with Eric Escoffier, the famous mountaineer of the 1980s, who fell into anonymity following his car accident in September 1987. Victim of multiple fractures and total paralysis of the left side, Escoffier managed to walk again, despite the pessimistic forecasts of the doctors. The documentary portraits his daily life in Chamonix, interviews the protagonist, Michel Garcia and Rémi Escoffier, and shows footage of his exploits in the mountains.

    France / 26 min

    Portrait d'un homme devenu ordinaire

    Pierre Beccu

    • 1994
    • France
    • 26 min
    A meeting in Chamonix with Eric Escoffier, the famous mountaineer of the 1980s, who fell into anonymity following his car accident in September 1987. Victim of multiple fractures and total paralysis of the left side, Escoffier managed to walk again, despite the pessimistic forecasts of the doctors. The documentary portraits his daily life in Chamonix, interviews the protagonist, Michel Garcia and Rémi Escoffier, and shows footage of his exploits in the mountains.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Balance of risk

    Brian Hall (2004)

    A moving story of determination and unwillingness to give up to adversity. Jamie Andrew, a severely disabled climber attempts to climb Yir (VS) on the cliffs of Ardnamurchan in Scotland. In the winter of 1999 Jamie Andrew and Jamie Fisher were unexpectedly caught by a ferocious storm high on the North Face of the Droites in the French Alps.  They were stuck for 8 days and tragically Fisher died whilst Andrew suffered horrendous frostbite, which resulted in quadruple amputation.

    UK / 9 min

    Balance of risk

    Brian Hall

    • 2004
    • UK
    • 9 min
    A moving story of determination and unwillingness to give up to adversity. Jamie Andrew, a severely disabled climber attempts to climb Yir (VS) on the cliffs of Ardnamurchan in Scotland. In the winter of 1999 Jamie Andrew and Jamie Fisher were unexpectedly caught by a ferocious storm high on the North Face of the Droites in the French Alps.  They were stuck for 8 days and tragically Fisher died whilst Andrew suffered horrendous frostbite, which resulted in quadruple amputation.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Andy Parkin - A life in adaptation Vod

    Andy Parkin - A life in adaptation

    David Fair (2008)

    A film about the extraordinary life of Andy Parkin, an artist and one of the world’s leading solo climbers. Andy is regarded as one of the world’s finest alpine climbers. In 1984, he suffered a near-fatal climbing accident in the Alps. This documentary captures Andy’s journey into slow rehabilitation, which involved painting and sculpting the mountains that had so very nearly claimed his life and has subsequently caused him to become known as much for his inspirational artwork, as his return to climbing. Filmed over 2 years and working very closely with Andy both in the UK and French Alps, the film is a sensitive portrayal of an extraordinary man and life in adaptation.

    UK / 28 min

    Andy Parkin - A life in adaptation

    David Fair

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 28 min
    A film about the extraordinary life of Andy Parkin, an artist and one of the world’s leading solo climbers. Andy is regarded as one of the world’s finest alpine climbers. In 1984, he suffered a near-fatal climbing accident in the Alps. This documentary captures Andy’s journey into slow rehabilitation, which involved painting and sculpting the mountains that had so very nearly claimed his life and has subsequently caused him to become known as much for his inspirational artwork, as his return to climbing. Filmed over 2 years and working very closely with Andy both in the UK and French Alps, the film is a sensitive portrayal of an extraordinary man and life in adaptation.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Transition Vod

    Transition

    Chris Prescott (2015)

    Natalie Berry is one of the UK’s leading female sport and competition climbers. After discovering climbing by chance at the age of 8, she went on to compete with the GB Climbing Team all over the world and has numerous podium places in both lead climbing and bouldering. As well as her success as a competition climber, Natalie is also one of the top female sport climbers in Britain, being one of only a handful of British women to have climbed the grade of 8b. Despite having lived in Scotland all her life, home to some of the best traditional and winter climbing in the world, she has yet to venture into the mountains so close to home.

    UK / 55 min

    Transition

    Chris Prescott, Paul Diffley

    • 2015
    • UK
    • 55 min
    Natalie Berry is one of the UK’s leading female sport and competition climbers. After discovering climbing by chance at the age of 8, she went on to compete with the GB Climbing Team all over the world and has numerous podium places in both lead climbing and bouldering. As well as her success as a competition climber, Natalie is also one of the top female sport climbers in Britain, being one of only a handful of British women to have climbed the grade of 8b. Despite having lived in Scotland all her life, home to some of the best traditional and winter climbing in the world, she has yet to venture into the mountains so close to home.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Patience

    Jen Randall (2014)

    Patience is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Petite Aiguille Verte. It was directed by Jen Randall in 2014 and produced by Light Shed Pictures. It features Emily Ward.

    UK / 6 min

    Patience

    Jen Randall

    • 2014
    • UK
    • 6 min
    Patience is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Petite Aiguille Verte. It was directed by Jen Randall in 2014 and produced by Light Shed Pictures. It features Emily Ward.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Ascent - The Story of Hugh Herr

    Ascent - The Story of Hugh Herr

    Jonathan Grupper (2002)

    A documentary that follows the story of rock climber turned MIT prostheticist, Hugh Herr. The film joins Hugh on a very personal quest, as he is himself a double amputee. At age 17 while fast becoming a world-class rock climber, Hugh was caught in a terrible blizzard on Mount Washington. He barely survived, only to lose his legs and, worse, to suffer the loss of one of his rescuers' lives. Undaunted, Hugh took to creating artificial limbs that would enable him not only to continue climbing but to climb at a more advanced level than he could with biological legs. This instinct for innovation soon became an adult passion for helping others through high tech prosthetics.

    USA

    Ascent - The Story of Hugh Herr

    Jonathan Grupper, Brian Knappenberger

    • 2002
    • USA
    A documentary that follows the story of rock climber turned MIT prostheticist, Hugh Herr. The film joins Hugh on a very personal quest, as he is himself a double amputee. At age 17 while fast becoming a world-class rock climber, Hugh was caught in a terrible blizzard on Mount Washington. He barely survived, only to lose his legs and, worse, to suffer the loss of one of his rescuers' lives. Undaunted, Hugh took to creating artificial limbs that would enable him not only to continue climbing but to climb at a more advanced level than he could with biological legs. This instinct for innovation soon became an adult passion for helping others through high tech prosthetics.

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