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We’ve kept you in the dark for long enough. After no shortage of deliberation, we can finally defuse the growing anticipation as we announce the films for An Audience with Adventure 2017.
Courtesy of Kendal Mountain Festival, we’ve hand-picked a selection of our favourite movies from this year’s festival to bring an evening of adventure inspiration to the city and frame the panel in-conversation.
Hosted by Al Humphreys, An Audience with Adventure returns to London on November 30 2017. Alongside the following films will be a discussion panel of some of our favourite modern-day adventurers. Details of which can be found on the official event page here.
Two tiny titans at the top of their game battle for a first ascent. Created in one day of filming and 5 hours of editing at the 2016 Banff Adventure Filmmaking Workshop. Starring Reyka, Francine McDowell and Shelby Townes Becker Featuring Cedar Wright and Andy Kirkpatrick.
Georgia is autistic but you wouldn’t have guessed. She’s learned to be ‘normal’, however, more and more, she wants to just be herself. Climbing has helped Georgia to confront her issues and realise that, for her, ‘normal’ just isn’t.
Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who’s been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition may die.
Imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well what if your imagination came to life?
Kyrgyzstan’s capital city, Bishkek, is a modern whirlwind of sight and sound. 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.
There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman, bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac – or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name – rode a 180 kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.
Take to the skies for a breathtaking journey from the French Alps to the coast of South Africa, from the Azores to the beaches of Brazil. Feel the wind in your face and see the world beneath your feet, gliding between church steeples, skimming along coastlines and over volcanic craters in this spectacular illustration of precision flying.
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