Films In, Under, On, And About The Water At The Kendal Mountain Festival
The Kendal Mountain Festival between November 18th – 21st will showcase 120 films in various genres. Here are several that are related to the water:
LIKE A RIVER
Artist and climber Jeremy Collins combines three desert canyons in a new mural that celebrates the rivers of the American southwest. The 4-minute film was directed by Jim Aikman.
DIVE TIERRA BOMBA DIVE
A 19 year-old woman, Yassandra Barrios emerges as the environmental leader of her island. The 10-minute film was directed by Joya Berro and Lucy Jane.
A CALMER PLACE
A wild swimmer tells the story of how he dealt with his mental health during the lockdowns and his appreciation of being in the water again. The 7-minute film was directed by David Warren.
MEDICINE FOR THE MUNDANE
The healing power of the ocean has long been known to those who experience it. The 2-minute Irish film is a tribute to the shared connection between the sea and the people in it.
An aging whitewater hero brings up a new protege in the world’s most counterintuitive sport–intentionally staying underwater in a kayak. The 10-minute film was directed by Forest Woodward and Tommy Penick.
Following Dani Burt on a path to becoming the first-ever women’s World Adaptive Surfing champion. The 11-minute film was directed by Brian Olliver.
A short documentary exploring the incredible transitional story of a transgender wild-water swimmer and mental health advocate. The 11-minute film was directed by Charlie Bush.
87 DAYS – ALONE ROWING THE PACIFIC
The 34-minute film directed by Lia Ditton and Danielle Sellwood is one woman’s epic story of survival; endlessly harrowing, ultimately triumphant.
EBB & FLOW
The 12-minute film directed by Alice Ward features the experiences of three fearless females and their passion for surfing the waves off the west coast of Ireland.
IF YOU GIVE A BEACH A BOTTLE
Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether in this 5-minute film directed by Max Romey.
When there is no choice left. A father’s story of his perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution is captured in this 15-minutes film directed by Olivia Martin-McGuire.
BODY OF WATER
Swimming in the winter teaches you who you really are in this 42-minute film directed by Benjamin Paul and Scott M. Salt.
IORRAM (BOAT SONG)
Across the islands of the Outer Hebrides, voices from the past tell stories of the sea in this 97-minute film directed by Alastair Cole.
THE RIVER RUNNER
Legendary kayaker Scott Lindgren attempts to complete an extreme, unprecedented whitewater expedition that has been 20 years in the making in this 86-minute film directed by Rush Sturges.
From the directors of Free Solo, an edge-of-your-seat account of the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave system in 2018 in this 114-minute film director by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.
Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero. Waterman explores Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku’s journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing in this 90-minute film directed by Isaac Halisima.
ALAN – A SEA SWIMMER FROM FOLKESTONE
Alan, a local historian, has lived in Folkestone most of his life. Since he retired he has been swimming in the sea most days in this 2-minute film directed by Peter Blach of Klip Films.
THE OPEN WATER SWIM TRAVERSE
A team of 6 swimmers cross from Cyprus to Lebanon to raise awareness on plastic use and its impact on the Mediterranean sea and the world in this 10-minute film directed by Edwin Bainou.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the upcoming Kendal Mountain Festival on November 18th – 21st, visit www.kendalmountainfestival.com.
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