China: A Skier's Journey
Forrest Coots and Chad Sayers
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Our Judges say:
Mind-blowing account of skiing on the mountainous borders of China and North Korea where the dangers of going off piste are significantly greater the running into a crevasse. Incredibly well made and fun to watch yet probably the most educational film in the whole programme. Must watch.
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
A really interesting look into snowsports in modern China. Where winter sports are going and what China has left behind. Love this one.
Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions
Skiing as sport is in its infancy in China, a phenomenon of the country’s exploding middle class. As a means of survival however, it is thousands of years old, a stone age hunter-gatherer technology born in the Altai mountains where China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Siberia merge. On a vast trajectory that spans 11,000km of Northern China, Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots touch down into the rich past and dizzying future of these two respective Chinese ski cultures. As one rapidly expands, they find the other is at risk of disappearing.