ShAFF2018: Adrenaline Movies 2 12A

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This film was last shown on 11 March 2018

Fountain Of Youth - 25min

Aging pro freeskier, Mike Douglas, travels to Japan in search of the secrets to perpetual youth and longevity. Between powder skiing sessions, he explores the Japanese diet, fitness, onsens and temples. The most profound advice, however, comes from a day spent with Mt. Everest age record holder, Yuichiro Miura and his son Gota.

Scratch The Surface - 10min

Featuring 12 female riders from around the UK, Scratch the Surface is a short film covering the current level of women's riding. It also visits some of the legendary women who has helped shape the scene into what it is today. Showcasing not only the skating, the film also explores brief personal stories of each individual.

The documentary's aim is to introduce an outside audience to the lifestyle and environment surrounding female skateboarders within the UK.

Song For The Nomad - 7min

Kyrgyzstan's capital city, Bishkek, is a modern whirlwind of sight and sound. But in a concert hall in the heart of the city, the keys of a lone piano carry out of the chaos and into the timeless Celestial Mountains beyond. Into a world of horsemen and shamans, and young souls brought to life in the heart of nature. A tale of two worlds, together they play the song of the nomad-- a requiem for a time gone by.

The Hanging - 15min

Nineteen-year-old Kirill is fearless. He and his friends hang out on the rooftops of apartment buildings, where his brazen stunts have earned him the nickname 'Russian Spiderman' But it seems that his carefree existence as a leading figure in Moscow's 'roofing' culture will soon be over. Kirill has dropped out of Russia's top engineering university, and the unintended consequences will confront him with the one thing he does fear. The Kirill we get to know, as we climb with him to rooftops and hear stories from his friends, sees roofing as a way to find himself.  The photos of him posing nonchalantly on top of Moscow skyscrapers are breathtaking. As Kirill hangs in the void between youthful freedom and adult responsibility, he says he isn't driven by emptiness, but by his own independent-minded ambition and desire for freedom.

The Time Travelers - 23min

The Time Travelers is a collaborative vision by the team that conceived the award-winning 2015 short film The Important Places: Gnarly Bay Productions, Forest Woodward, and Brendan Leonard. The entire crew doesn't often get together in the same place, but when they do, it's to make a film about the Grand Canyon.

In January 2017, the USA Rafting Team set their sights breaking the speed record on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon on a 48-foot custom boat they built themselves. The Time Travelers follows a few ordinary guys trying to do something extraordinary-rowing 280 miles in less than 40 hours on one of the world's most breathtaking and unique stages.

The Tales Of Vienna - 15min

The inlets of the British Columbian coast are especially prone to winter storms, gale force winds and relentless precipitation. These 5 men embark on a journey in search of rough seas and secluded mountainous areas. Tacking their way up the coast, they are in for more than sailing and skiing. A fictional story based on true events.

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