ShAFF2018: Spirit Of Adventure Films 2 (12A)

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 11 March 2018

In Perpetual Motion - 4min

Understanding the motives of an artist is complicated and layered as every artist is motivated differently. The audience is given an insight to Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright and in particular how different fears are interwoven with her life and ultimately her work as a photographer. A photographer is not defined by a singular shot, it is the process of photography that is a wild ride as it passionately consumes the lifestyle as so often it is the driving force in how a photographer engages with the world that surrounds them.

Headwindhaters - 6min

A pedal powered adventure to the Western Isles.

Travel slow. Put down your phone. Take in your surroundings. Smell the wind. Taste the rain. Feel the sun that escapes the clouds. That was the plan..

We rode around 400kms and rode up some bloody big hills, probably not Tour du France big but when towing your lives, boards and supplies behind you in a trailer they were bloody big, and bloody painful. We took in our surroundings and tasted the peat, we felt more aware, we rode around spiders crossing the road, we watched as butterflies fluttered beside us and everyone we passed said hello even the sheep. In Stornaway someone told me 'There are no happy cyclists on Lewis'  well, even as we cycled into 50mph headwinds which turned into brisk offshores propelling us to the waves, we all had big smiles behind the grimaces.

Two Laps - 5min

Mountain Bike Meets Painting - 4min

Artist/athlete Micayla Gatto paints beautiful mountain landscapes and then, using CGI, she rides her mountain bike through the scenery using mixed media post production techniques.

Bruhwiler Country - 7min

Coming up with a second act after a pro surfing career can be a tough one to pull off. Mastery in wave riding after all, doesn‰Ûªt necessarily transfer to the wider job market. But the skill set Raph Bruhwiler developed as Canada‰Ûªs first professional surfer entailed a lot more than honing the perfect cutback. Uncovering the surf potential of Vancouver Island meant becoming an expert in coastal navigation, wilderness survival, and maritime operations. The exact requirements for the work he now does in the Canadian Coast Guard as a rescue specialist based in his hometown of Tofino, British Columbia, where he and his wife and 3 children live and surf.

Brujas - 7min

"Brujas" is an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. This group of minority female skaters express community through skateboarding, art and political organizing. This NYC collective has created a nationwide following inspiring change makers, creatives and skaters alike to come together in solidarity to exercise their freedom of expression. This is Brujas.

Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland Epic - 52min

Crossing the Greenland Ice cap by kite ski is epic. Making a first descent of a river draining that ice cap is landmark. But accessing that river by towing a kayak across the ice cap to the river's headwaters to kayak down to the Arctic Ocean is unprecedented; and that is exactly what National Geographic 'adventurers of the year' Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair Landry and Ben Stookesberry want to do.

Utilizing Sarah's extensive polar experience, the team uses snow kites to cross the 1000km ice sheet, before descending through an unknown and dangerous maze of crevasses to access the source of the river.

With rapids so big they are visible from satellite images, this spectacular river is a challenge for even Ben and Eric, two of the top paddlers in the world.

A ski accident at the beginning of the expedition almost sets an end to

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Duration
84 mins

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