Special Jury Prize at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2019
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE 80 mins (Doc. exempt)
Saturday 18th August 7.00pm
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm.
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet most seldom venture into true wilderness. In THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE, Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month trek through the mountains of Canada in a journey that has never before been completed by a duo. Their adventure is interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance and passion—an avalanche survivor, a snowshoe artist, a snowbound convent—that are by turns captivating and inspiring.
“THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE is soul food for anyone who has an affinity for or understanding of mountain life… In a nutshell, it’s a love letter to nature, mountains in particular, and the bounty it feeds us all in a multitude of ways. It’s about leaving the grid and getting in tune with the straight and narrow, as Roger Daltry would say. It’s disjointed at times, stunningly beautiful and mostly about a gratitude for life. Wholly reaffirming, it took me out of my head and put me into my heart. An increasingly difficult task for us all, I fear.”
Documentary-maker Grant Baldwin ventures high into the peaks of British Columbia, Canada to capture the passion of the people who make the journey – and those who choose to dwell there.
Includes a section on Janina Kuzma, New Zealand’s Olympic Freestyle Skier who winters in British Columbia. Janina’s life was changed when her skiing buddy was swept away from her in an avalanche.
“At once alluring and intimidating, the Coast Mountains have served as a muse for artists and explorers for centuries. The stories of unique individuals who have devoted their lives to British Columbia’s rugged terrain elevate Grant Baldwin’s film to the next level, while his breathtaking cinematography and brilliant aerial imagery capture the wonder and scale of this magnificent landscape that soars from sea to sky.” (Hot Docs Film Festival)
Directed by Grant Baldwin (‘Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story’, ‘The Clean Bin Project’)
Starring Martina Halik, Tania Halik
Written by Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer
Documentary | 78 mins Rating: TBC | USA, Canada