Climbing Through Barriers – and Films

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Kai Lightner © Jodie Morse

Climbing mentors Kai Lightner (professional climber), Mikhail Martin (Brothers of Climbing), Erynne Gilpin (Indigenous Womxn Climb), and Bethany Lebewitz (Brown Girls Climb) are working to bring diversity to climbing and they are bridging gaps so that we can celebrate an outdoor community where everyone is included. 

These four remarkable outdoor activists join us on stage in Banff for a panel discussion hosted by James Edward Mills. 

Presentation followed by Festival films.

The Summit of Excellence Award will also be presented. 

Book this event as part of the Festival Passport and save $2 per ticket.

 

 

 

Related Films

Image from the film The Movement

The Movement

15 Mins

What happens when a diverse handful of rebels across the globe co-opts a sport that was long the dominion of yuppies? The answer is at the heart of The Movement, an irreverent, music-driven story about the new revolution in running.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
Canadian Premiere
Year: 
2019
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Anson Fogel, Tim Kemple
Producer: 
Jaybird Sport*
Has subtitles: 
No
Image from the film Speak To Me Softly

Speak To Me Softly

6 Mins

Take an honest and intimate peek into the headspace of a climber having a not-so-sendy day.

Premiere: 
Canadian Premiere
Year: 
2019
Country: 
Canada
Producer: 
Matthew Hood
Has subtitles: 
No
Image from the film Full Moon

Full Moon

6 Mins

Closing lifts and the setting sun mark the end of the action for most skiers. But not for Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle*. While ski towns fall asleep they head into the mountains to see them in a new light.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
North American Premiere
Year: 
2019
Country: 
Germany
Director: 
Philipp Becker*, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller, Jochen Mesle*
Production Company: 
El Flamingo
Has subtitles: 
No
Image from the film The Pathan Project

The Pathan Project

43 Mins

In a remote valley in Pakistan, a solid team of Belgian, French and Argentinian climbers are ready to combine exploration, music, and a good humor in their attempt to climb a new route up a big wall on an untouched massif.

Premiere: 
North American Premiere
Year: 
2019
Country: 
France
Director: 
Guillaume Broust
Producer: 
Jean Lou Wertz
Has subtitles: 
Yes