Earlier this year The Himalayan Club, Mumbai screened a series of short films selected at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. I have been attending this festival each year and am amazed by the things people do for the sheer pleasure of adventure. Heading out in to the unknown, with their basic amenities and pots and pans, just watching their lives through the screen – the spirit of adventure is contagious. Here are some of the short films that were screened this year.
|Down the Line|
The only way through some of the world’s most magical canyons and waterfalls is – down. A warning for all water babies, this can get addictive.
|Into The Mind, Sherpa Cinemas|
This winter sport of skiing showcased in what is one of its most breathtaking, graceful forms. The cinematography makes it seem so easy, so fluid, like a dance. Inspiring, I’d take it up in a jiffy.
|North of the Sun|
Two Norwegians, their surfboards, an arctic island and a dream. The element of adventure while watching this film jumps out of the screen and seeps right through you. And if that was not enough, the two youngsters clean up tons of plastic and debris while surfing through this crazy winter adventure. I sure was hooked.
|Poor Man’s Heli|
With a dream to explore the Belledonne Mountains, a man gets his friends and takes off on a paragliding adventure.
|The Questions We Ask|