Amber Program

Image from the film Climbing Blind

2020/21 Virtual World Tour – Amber Program

Use the film listings below to explore information on all the films within the program. 

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Film Program Length: Approximately 2 hours. 

  • The program costs $18.50 CAD / $15 USD, and has a 3-day rental period.

  • The rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as you press play). 

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Amber Film Program

The Legend of Tommy G

5 Mins

Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumours have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumours about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.

Year: 
2020
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Darcy Wittenburg
Producer: 
Scott Jewett
Production Company: 
Anthill Films
Has subtitles: 
No
Advisory: 
G

The Elder (The Winter)

11 Mins

The Ainu are an ancient people of Japan, who largely inhabit Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. For centuries, Ainu elders have passed down important history, songs, and dances through oral lore. In a remote Kotan called Lake Akan, these traditions live on today.

Year: 
2020
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Tim Kemple
Producer: 
Aimee Tetreault
Production Company: 
Camp4 Collective
Has subtitles: 
Yes
Advisory: 
G

Tempo. Movements in Mountains

4 Mins

Tempo: Movements in Mountains is a conceptual exploration of the connection Kyle Richardson finds between his athletic pursuits in Boulder's Flatirons, and his background as a musician. Experienced through three short movements, Kyle performs a live score in a visceral interpretation of his expression in the hills.

Year: 
2020
Director: 
Thomas Woodson
Producer: 
Thomas Woodson
Has subtitles: 
Yes
Advisory: 
G
Image from the film Climbing Blind

Climbing Blind (Tour Edit)

46 Mins

Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. As his sight continues to degenerate his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to lead climb the iconic Old Man of Hoy in Scotland.

Year: 
2019
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Alastair Lee
Producer: 
Alastair Lee
Production Company: 
Posing Productions
Has subtitles: 
No

Slack Sisters

4 Mins

Four female highliners share about the art and sport of highlining and the wisdom each have gained from their time on the line.

Year: 
2020
Director: 
Jefe Greenheart, Kelly Greenheart
Producer: 
Jacob Laub, Kelly Greenheart
Production Company: 
Circus Picnic
Has subtitles: 
No
Advisory: 
G

Natural Mystic

3 Mins

Come aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing with Sam Favret through the Aiguilles Rouges of Chamonix, no gimmicks or tricks and no music. Instead, the sound of the elements immerses you into the tracks of this local Chamonix rider.

Year: 
2019
Country: 
France
Director: 
Maxime Moulin
Producer: 
Sam Favret
Production Company: 
Invade Media Production
Has subtitles: 
No
Advisory: 
G

Imagine

11 Mins

For years Kieren D’Souza has been planning a new speed record on the 53-kilometre route up Mt. Friendship, a peak towering above Manali, the town in Himachal Pradesh where D’Souza lives. Usually, teams rope up, carry ice axes, and take four or five days to reach the summit and get back to base camp. If something goes wrong, you’re on your own. Hoping to set a snowball in motion, Kieren sets off with the goal of inspiring Indians to experience mountains in a different way.

Year: 
2020
Country: 
India
Director: 
Prashant Bhatt
Production Company: 
4Play Media And Communication LLP
Has subtitles: 
Yes
Advisory: 
PG

Return to El Guayas

32 Mins

Award-winning filmmaker Ben Stookesberry joins up with Red Bull paddler Rafa Ortiz and long-time expedition kayaker Lane Jacobs to attempt the first descent of one of Colombia’s wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. Ben, Lane, and Rafa reach the river with a perfect flow and perfect weather. In the middle of night two, rain pours down, leaving the team stranded in the most remote part of the canyon. With rumors of armed groups in mind, they paddle blindly into the now flooded unknown river.

Year: 
2020
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Ben Stookesberry
Producer: 
Ben Stookesberry
Production Company: 
Clear H2O Films
Has subtitles: 
No
Advisory: 
PG, Coarse Language

The Secret of Bottom Turn Island

3 Mins

Snowboarder Alex Yoder searches to the ends of the earth for the lost art of "snow-surfing" only to find the answers he seeks on Bottom Turn Island.

Year: 
2019
Director: 
Ian Durkin
Producer: 
Alex Yoder
Has subtitles: 
No
Advisory: 
G