ShAFF 2019: Spirit of Adventure Films 1 12A

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This film was last shown on 24 March 2019

  1. A selection of the best adventure films from the last year. Spirit Of Adventure really defines the essences of what ShAFF is about. Showing as part of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019.

    1. Big World -13 minutes

      As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? In April 2018, Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. David makes his living guiding some of the world’s most incredible peaks and Nepal is like a second home. He wanted to deepen Thorne’s understanding of the world beyond their Seattle neighborhood. Engaging with this world helps us grow. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring."

    2. Chasing Monsters - 5 minutes

      For the past 20 years, Australian photographer Nick Moir has been chasing storms and bushfires around the world. In the American Midwest every Spring/Summer, ferocious supercell storms and tornadoes wreak havoc otherwise known as 'Monsters on the Plains.' Through electrifying visuals and sound, the film showcases that adrenaline rush and offering a further insight into the work of Nick.

    3. Dreamwalkers - The Faroes Project -16 minutes

      The journey of four friends who set out on an adventure to be the first to highline one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.

    4. My Mom Vala -10 minutes

      Life has a way of putting us where we need to be. For Vala, that’s in both Greenland – where she works at her family’s fishing lodge – and Reykjavík, where she teaches her daughter how to do it all on her own, too.

    5. Surviving The Outback - 43 minutes

      Could you escape alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure either! But that’s what he tried to do with no backup crew or two-way communications with the outside world, hoping his skills as a survival instructor, adventurer and military pilot would help him survive long enough to traverse the most stunning landscape in Australia. 100% self-filmed with action cameras and drones this epic modern day adventure places Mike in the historic predicament of two stranded German aviators who survived 43 days before being rescued on the brink of death by local Aboriginal people. Action, drama, humour and crocodiles handled in a very Australian way! Mike’s epic footage and images have aired on prime-time news, current affairs, newspapers and Australian Geographic Magazine, but up until now the full story hasn’t been told......

Duration
1 hour 40 minutes

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