Women are Mountains

a sensible and feminine movie about two women who love to climb mountains in brazil


Running time

15 minutes

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Our Judges say:

Super inspiring film, a window into a different set of lives.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Women are Mountains is a short documentary film that portrays the lives of climbers Mônica Filipini and Danielle Pinto in the quiet city of São Bento do Sapucai, in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil. At the same time as they are responsible for their children and domestic affairs, they are able to enjoy their great passion: the mountains. With lyricism, this documentary showcases Brazilian feminine multi-pitch climbing scenery (a traditionally masculine sport in Brazil) and investigates the motivations of the two climbers practicing the sport.