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No Man’s Land Film Festival – Online Movie Viewing Party plus Q&A
May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
We have all been satisfying our climbing urges differently of late, now it’s time to stop binge watching and join the Rockoon Climbing Community for an ONLINE climbing movie night, Friday night, May 8th. Together we will screen several films from the 2020 No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF). The NMLFF hosts film festivals around the US with the aim to un-define feminine in adventure and sport through film. One of the films featured this year is about our very own Membership Director, Brittany Davis!
Hosting this event online is new for most of us. It will work like this: You purchase a ticket at the link below. The cost is $10 for an individual or $25 for a household of 3 or more. On the day of the event we will email you a link and password to access the film. The overall length of the program is about 90 minutes. At 8pm, we will host an online Q&A session live with Brittany who will also host a drawing for prizes! The link will be active for five hours, from 7pm to 12am so you can start and stop the film as you like.
Don’t forget to BYOC (computer), BYOB, and BYOS (stoke). “See” you there!
Cracking Ice Ceilings: The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia Scale Mountains in Skirts * (2:36)
Director: Mariano Carranza
Producers: Mariano Carranza and Ingela Travers-Hayward
“Cholitas” are Bolivian women with indigenous heritage known for their colorful attire, round top hats and ornate
earrings. In the world’s highest capital city of La Paz, Bolivia, 11 Cholitas are on a mission to overcome sexism and
discriminatory attitudes and climb mountains in their traditional garb. Led by Jimena Lidia Huaylas, the Cholita
Climbers were once high-mountain cooks. But since December 2015, they’ve been ascending the country’s snowy
peaks as mountain climbers. United by their love of mountains and a sense of defiance, the Cholita Climbers will
stop at nothing to attain the feeling of freedom that comes from scaling great heights.
Free Flow * (4:15)
Director: Paul Diffley
Producer: Shirin Shabestari
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack and introspection from one of the worlds best rock climbers.
Rocks and Recovery (2:59)
Director: Matthew Chao
A year after a paralyzing fall, Brittany Davis prepares to compete at Paraclimbing Worlds.
Mi Mamá * (5:38)
Directors: James ‘Q’ Martin and Jade Begay
Producers: Jayme Dittmar, Sheila Smithson and Chris Steinkamp
Female Director and Producers
Skydiver, runner, climber and cardiac nurse Nadia Mercado credits her mother, an immigrant from Quisqueya (now the Dominican Republic and Haiti), with her love of the outdoors. Thirty-seven years ago, her mother traveled to Arches National Park and dreamed of returning with her children. Together, the two return to explore their own connection, and the familial bond through nature.
Directors: Charles Post, Daniel Holz and Kaare Iverson
Producer: Daniel Holz
Peering out her tall bedroom windows to the highway below, Caitlin Davis dreamed of life as an ecologist. When she saw mountains for the first time on a backpacking trip after college, her fate was sealed. Today, in Idaho’s demanding sagebrush country, the raptor biologist spends her days rappelling into golden eagle nests studying how human impact affects their reproduction and productivity.
Director: Matthew Lloyd
This intimate and compelling portrait of a teenage rock-climber called Clare shows that adventure is often as simple as a choice we make.
Speak To Me Softly* (6:13)
Director and Photographer: Henna Taylor
Producer: Matthew Hood
Experience fear and emotion alongside climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends a route while fighting the self-criticism and doubt from that little voice we all have in the back of our heads.
20/20: Two Decades of Women Leading Climbing * (14:46)
Director: Zach Wolfson
Producers: Zach Wolfson and Kitty Calhoun
Mountain landscapes have changed drastically in the last two decades–not only dynamically, but in the representation of women climbing to the peaks of mountains, the depths of wilderness, and the reaches of their personal limits. When Kitty Calhoun started ice climbing, she climbed primarily with men, and made a name for herself as one of the first women in the sport. We’ve come a long way since then, and we still have a long way to go. 20/20 follows eight adventure athletes as they look back on their careers and their collective successes of many firsts–like the first female summit of Makalu, first female ski descent of Lhotse, and the first woman to ski all 90 lines of the Chuting Gallery.
Our Land * (5:55)
Directors: Chris Vultaggio and Alexis Krauss
Producers: Chris Vultaggio and Alexis Krauss
Inspired by her love of wild spaces and in response to an assault on our national monuments, Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss wrote ‘Our Land’. From deep canyons to towering mesas, she was captivated by the overwhelming beauty of these threatened lands. However, the struggle is about more than just protecting breathtaking views, it is about respecting and conserving thousands of years of Native American history and culture. These lands are sacred, not just because they are rich in archaeological heritage, but because they are a living breathing landscape actively relied upon as a source for sustaining a way of life: food harvesting, medicine gathering, grazing, wood hauling, spiritual healing, and communing with ancestry. We’ve joined this cause to support those on the front lines of this fight and to amplify the millions of dissenting voices that are already shouting to be heard.
The Trilogy * (30:00)
Directors: Tommy Joyce
Producers: Sasha Digiulian
On July 12, 2018, Professional Climber, Sasha DiGiulian, set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete “Rocky Mountain Trilogy;” a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies. The imposing climbs, on Castle Mountain, Mount Louis, and Mount Yamnuska, respectively will take Sasha 2 months of continued effort with the ultimate goal of ascending each sheer wall in a single day push, with zero falls — a combined average of over 9,000 vertical feet of climbing at a lung busting average elevation of 7,000ft. Setbacks with climbing partners, a shoulder injury, and mounting wildfires, DiGiulian is faced with ever increasing obstacles and forced to balance her goals with her safety. This is not only an extraordinarily unique physical journey, but a universal introspective story of overcoming fear, the importance of self-confidence, and in finding friends when and where you least expect them. Pushing through the uncomfortable moments and riding the ups and downs of life, DiGiulian drives herself through mounting fatigue and a closing weather window to strive for her historical goal.