Film list

Road to recovery

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Gli orizzonti di Jean

    Fulvio Mariani (2014)

    Jean Troillet, a strong Valais mountaineer and already a climber of ten 8,000, in 2011, while climbing in a rope with a friend, the west face of Annapurna was hit by a stroke. This was followed by a nightmarish descent and long rehabilitation. Then, Troillet's stubbornness and perseverance allowed him to recover almost completely. We will accompany him on a new expedition, this time horizontal, through the ice of the Canadian Great North. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 22 min

    Gli orizzonti di Jean

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 22 min
    Jean Troillet, a strong Valais mountaineer and already a climber of ten 8,000, in 2011, while climbing in a rope with a friend, the west face of Annapurna was hit by a stroke. This was followed by a nightmarish descent and long rehabilitation. Then, Troillet's stubbornness and perseverance allowed him to recover almost completely. We will accompany him on a new expedition, this time horizontal, through the ice of the Canadian Great North. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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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 / Expedition Journal

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    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 / 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

    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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    Banner on the moon Vod

    Banner on the moon

    Renee Sotile (2016)

    A college instructor reaches for the unreachable –to become the first female to summit Mt Everest and complete the 1000-mile Alaskan Iditarod– all while fighting a rare, fatal disease. The film follows Cindy Abbott, who struggles to discover the cause of her many alarming and debilitating symptoms. After 14 years, she's finally diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disease. She sets out on an extraordinary journey not only to bring the rare disease out of the darkness and into the light but also to show how adversity can elicit hidden strength as she challenges herself to overcome one difficult feat after another... extreme endeavors of pain and perseverance.

    USA / 84 min

    Banner on the moon

    Renee Sotile

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 84 min
    A college instructor reaches for the unreachable –to become the first female to summit Mt Everest and complete the 1000-mile Alaskan Iditarod– all while fighting a rare, fatal disease. The film follows Cindy Abbott, who struggles to discover the cause of her many alarming and debilitating symptoms. After 14 years, she's finally diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disease. She sets out on an extraordinary journey not only to bring the rare disease out of the darkness and into the light but also to show how adversity can elicit hidden strength as she challenges herself to overcome one difficult feat after another... extreme endeavors of pain and perseverance.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

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    Craig's reaction

    Cameron Maier (2018)

    In 2002, Craig DeMartino was climbing with a friend in Rocky Mountain National Park when a terrible miscommunication occurred; DeMartino fell nearly 100 feet onto the rocks below. He survived, but his injuries were devastating — ruptured lung, fractured spine, pulverized feet, among others — and the accident forever altered his life. He could have retreated into his injuries and given up on climbing. Instead, DeMartino, who had one leg amputated under the knee, got back into his harness. Today, he has climbed grades as hard as 5.13, led an all-disabled ascent of El Capitan and introduced scores of fellow disabled athletes to the joy of climbing.

    USA / 24 min

    Craig's reaction

    Cameron Maier

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 24 min
    In 2002, Craig DeMartino was climbing with a friend in Rocky Mountain National Park when a terrible miscommunication occurred; DeMartino fell nearly 100 feet onto the rocks below. He survived, but his injuries were devastating — ruptured lung, fractured spine, pulverized feet, among others — and the accident forever altered his life. He could have retreated into his injuries and given up on climbing. Instead, DeMartino, who had one leg amputated under the knee, got back into his harness. Today, he has climbed grades as hard as 5.13, led an all-disabled ascent of El Capitan and introduced scores of fellow disabled athletes to the joy of climbing.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Trío de Ases

    Antonio Perezgrueso (2017)

    Albert Guardia, Iván Germán and Urko Carmona suffered the amputation of a leg as a consequence of different traffic accidents, all three practiced climbing before the accidents. In this chapter they tell how the practice of this sport has helped them to overcome the loss. Albert Guardia, Iván Germán and Urko Carmona suffered the amputation of a leg as a consequence of different traffic accidents, all three practiced climbing. In this chapter they tell how the practice of this sport has helped them to overcome the loss of that limb. After several months of recovery, each of them and at different times, feel the need to return to an activity they did before the event. In this first part they tell how the practice of sport climbing has helped them to overcome the loss of that limb.

    Spain / 56 min

    Trío de Ases

    Antonio Perezgrueso

    • 2017
    • Spain
    • 56 min
    Albert Guardia, Iván Germán and Urko Carmona suffered the amputation of a leg as a consequence of different traffic accidents, all three practiced climbing before the accidents. In this chapter they tell how the practice of this sport has helped them to overcome the loss. Albert Guardia, Iván Germán and Urko Carmona suffered the amputation of a leg as a consequence of different traffic accidents, all three practiced climbing. In this chapter they tell how the practice of this sport has helped them to overcome the loss of that limb. After several months of recovery, each of them and at different times, feel the need to return to an activity they did before the event. In this first part they tell how the practice of sport climbing has helped them to overcome the loss of that limb.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Magnetic Mountains Vod

    Magnetic Mountains

    Steve Wakeford (2017)

    In October 2014, Steve Wakeford, a sports broadcast editor, fell 70 metres whilst climbing a mountain known as Les Petites Jorasses in the French Alps. It was a fall that required him to be airlifted out of the mountains suffering from a number of serious injuries and resulted in him being temporarily left in a wheelchair - he is lucky to be alive. At the start of a long journey of rehabilitation, he began to ask himself some serious questions - 'Regardless of injury or trauma, why are we drawn to the mountains in the first place? Is risk an essential part of what we do? Perhaps most importantly, why is it that I am planning to climb the same route from which I fell?'

    France, UK / 86 min

    Magnetic Mountains

    Steve Wakeford

    • 2017
    • France, UK
    • 86 min
    In October 2014, Steve Wakeford, a sports broadcast editor, fell 70 metres whilst climbing a mountain known as Les Petites Jorasses in the French Alps. It was a fall that required him to be airlifted out of the mountains suffering from a number of serious injuries and resulted in him being temporarily left in a wheelchair - he is lucky to be alive. At the start of a long journey of rehabilitation, he began to ask himself some serious questions - 'Regardless of injury or trauma, why are we drawn to the mountains in the first place? Is risk an essential part of what we do? Perhaps most importantly, why is it that I am planning to climb the same route from which I fell?'

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Big Worm with Dave Wetmore

    Jon Glassberg (2013)

    In 2008, Dave Wetmore suffered a debilitating finger injury that has plagued his climbing career. After fully rupturing the A2 pulley on his left ring finger and having a rarely done reconstructive surgery, his doctor told him that climbing would be nearly impossible, especially at a professional level. After a year of rehabilitation Dave hit the bouldering scene with a new found drive. Dave set his sights on a V14 in Colorado called BIG WORM and never looked back. This is the story of Dave's experience with Big Worm.

    USA / 9 min

    Big Worm with Dave Wetmore

    Jon Glassberg

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 9 min
    In 2008, Dave Wetmore suffered a debilitating finger injury that has plagued his climbing career. After fully rupturing the A2 pulley on his left ring finger and having a rarely done reconstructive surgery, his doctor told him that climbing would be nearly impossible, especially at a professional level. After a year of rehabilitation Dave hit the bouldering scene with a new found drive. Dave set his sights on a V14 in Colorado called BIG WORM and never looked back. This is the story of Dave's experience with Big Worm.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The longest expedition

    Trudy McRobert (2016)

    Renowned climber Paul Pritchard returns to Tasmania's notorious Totem Pole to tackle the climb that nearly killed him eighteen years earlier and left him partially paralysed with a massive head injury. When Paul Pritchard returned to Tasmania's majestic Totem Pole rock pillar three months ago it was the culmination of an 18-year journey. The former professional climber and writer suffered a massive injury in 1998 when his rope dislodged a large rock, which fell on his head. He was saved by the actions of his former girlfriend who hauled him 30 metres up to a ledge before running for help. In a second stroke of luck, the paramedic on duty that day was also a climber. Neale Smith's decision to short-circuit a cliff rescue and abseil with Paul down to a waiting boat almost certainly saved his life.

    Australia / 30 min

    The longest expedition

    Trudy McRobert

    • 2016
    • Australia
    • 30 min
    Renowned climber Paul Pritchard returns to Tasmania's notorious Totem Pole to tackle the climb that nearly killed him eighteen years earlier and left him partially paralysed with a massive head injury. When Paul Pritchard returned to Tasmania's majestic Totem Pole rock pillar three months ago it was the culmination of an 18-year journey. The former professional climber and writer suffered a massive injury in 1998 when his rope dislodged a large rock, which fell on his head. He was saved by the actions of his former girlfriend who hauled him 30 metres up to a ledge before running for help. In a second stroke of luck, the paramedic on duty that day was also a climber. Neale Smith's decision to short-circuit a cliff rescue and abseil with Paul down to a waiting boat almost certainly saved his life.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Paul

    Chloe Oppitz (2015)

    Paul Pritchard was climbing a sea-stack called the Totem Pole down the Tasman Peninsular when he had an accident which left him bleeding from his head on the Totem Pole for 10 hours before help reached him. As a result he now suffers from hemeplegia & focal seizures. This story is about how one man concurs everyday life and has the determination to keep up with his passion for adventure regardless of his disability.

    Australia / 12 min

    Paul

    Chloe Oppitz

    • 2015
    • Australia
    • 12 min
    Paul Pritchard was climbing a sea-stack called the Totem Pole down the Tasman Peninsular when he had an accident which left him bleeding from his head on the Totem Pole for 10 hours before help reached him. As a result he now suffers from hemeplegia & focal seizures. This story is about how one man concurs everyday life and has the determination to keep up with his passion for adventure regardless of his disability.

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