Wed, 13 Mar|
Damansara Performing Arts Centre
Women's Adventure Film Tour 18/19 (Kuala Lumpur)
Celebrating the extraordinary things women are doing in the name of adventure
Time & Location
13 Mar 2019, 8:00 pm
Damansara Performing Arts Centre, H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
About The Event
Come and celebrate International Women’s Day with 12 of the best new short films featuring the most adventurous women on earth!
Before walking a 52 meter highline at 2800 altitude in midst winter, I asked Hayley about fear. She replied with her favorite quote from Frank Herbert’s “Dune”. A short film about Hayley Ashburn, filmed in the Torri del Vajolet, set to the hypnotizing soundtrack Tristana by Nils Frahm.
Mothered by Mountains
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Nepal’s leading female mountain guide, has been on top of the tallest peaks on Earth. When she teams up to make a first ascent with an unlikely partner – local punk-rock icon, Sareena Rai – they both find that the paths to the greatest summits lie within.
Take a cultural journey with us as we profile professional snowboarder, Mona Seraji, plying her trade in her home mountains of Iran. Haunting music accompanies this unique glimpse into a little-known, winter playground for skiers and sliders alike.
Trial and Error
The sport of trials riding isn’t an easy one; it takes hard work and commitment, not to mention a large amount of skill. Janine will take you on a journey and show you how trials riding allows her to explore and enjoy the outdoors and spectacular locations that Queensland has to offer.
The Ascent is a documentary short following Alyssa Azar in the lead up to her third attempt to become the youngest Australian ever to summit Everest.
Why Not Now
At the age of 49, blind and afraid of water, Vivian Stancil dove in to save her life.
As a highly accomplished rock climber, Monique Forestier has completed some very difficult climbs around the world and along the way she became the first Australian woman to climb routes graded 31, 32, 33 and 34. To put that into perspective, the top grade climbed by an Australian male is 35. NEMESIS shows the determination and perseverance required to succeed at the top end of rock climbing on a project that pushed Monique to her limit.
Discovering Adventure is a film project documenting a 5-year old girl, Isabelle, traveling with her family to Norway on her biggest adventure yet. Along the way she’s learning the skills to be an explorer and adventurer, but most importantly she’s learning about herself. With her father Tim who’s also a professional paragliding pilot, and down-to-earth mom, Maile, the family set sail into the Arctic Circle in search of a winter wonderland to sail, fly, camp, ski and explore together. Isabelle’s love of adventure has already taken her all over the world sailing in Croatia, tandem wake boarding in California, paragliding in France and winter Sky Camping above Europe’s highest ski station, Val Thorens. Who know where she will go next. Join the Green family as they continue to discovering adventure together!
Threads from Mongolia
Threads from Mongolia follows thirteen women as they explore Western Mongolia. Encounters with eagle hunters, ancient petroglyphs and a glimpse into the lives of nomadic families, Threads from Mongolia weaves female camaraderie, poetry by Claire Carter and music from local performers into a beautiful love letter to a wild place.
Breaking the Cycle: Greenland
Australian expedition cyclist Dr. Kate Leeming travels through Northeast Greenland to test a custom made Christini all-wheel-drive fat bike in polar conditions. Kate aims to make the first bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole.
Janina Kuzma, Anna Segal and Evelina Nilsson travel to the North Island of New Zealand with a goal to summit and ski all four skiable volcanic peaks in the region. The original objectives become out of reach due to foul conditions, but as the weather window shrinks, Mt Taranaki only expands in their minds – not just a land mass, but a mountain with a temperament and soul.
3 Women and 3 Old Men
‘Three women and the three old men’ is a story of three women’s journey to climb three of Scotland’s remote sea stacks in just three days to raise money for a local charity who provide opportunities for disadvantaged youths in climbing.