Weekly Watchlist - Week 22 - ShAFF

While cinemas aren't able to fully reopen yet, the ShAFF team have been revisiting past festivals and choosing the best adventure films from around the world. We've created weekly watchlists of free online adventure films for your indoor entertainment and inspiration, and we’re posting a new film, free to view online, at 7pm every day. Watch them one by one, or save them up and screen your own virtual ShAFF session at home.

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Fantastically well made and much needed film on black climbers in Brooklyn. Anyone who’s been to bouldering wall will understand and identify with this movie. Awesome, you must see this.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.'” A small group of climbers began to challenge that thought. The Brothers of Climbing is a crew that's making the climbing community more welcoming. Watch to see how they created a community where one wasn’t.

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How about attempting all your hight land life gools in one day oh bad there is only one day in 10years to do it.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Climber Dave MacLeod sets himself a challenge that shows off the beauty and diversity of The Scottish highlands.

Anna Paxton

Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the '24/8' might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around; an 8A boulder, 8a sport route, E8 trad route, VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros, all in under 24 hours. The challenge took place in and around Glen Nevis, on Ben Nevis and on surrounding mountains. Starting at first light, Dave climbed the font 8A+ boulder problem followed by the E8 trad route (Misadventure). Walking in through Steall Gorge, Dave climbed Leopld (F8a) at Steall Hut Crag before heading off up the flank of Ben Nevis to drop into Tower Gully and climb Frosty's Vigil (VIII,8). Arriving back on the summit of the country's highest mountain at sunset, he then headed into the night over eight Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) to complete the challenge, and succeed in one of the most difficult and diverse climbing link-ups ever done. The film follows Dave throughout the challenge; a camera and production crew of one, Kevin Woods, who also assists in route-finding on the mountains and for whom the film is both about the climber but also the magnificence of the Scottish mountains.

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Made in Sheffield, filmed in the Himalayas big up the cold house team.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

In May 2018, three British climbers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham set out to attempt the first ascent of Janhukot, a mountain buried deep in the heart of the Indian Garwhal Himalaya.

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Excellent empowering surf film from The Right to Roam Films shining a light on how we need to diversity the surf industry. Imani is a true role model transforming negativity into waves of positive change for women in Jamaica.

Ruth Farrar

Glorious, righteous film about a feminist surfing group in Jamaica. Looks absolutely fantastic, deeply inspiring. hugely fun yet hard hitting, this should be top of your list

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Imani Wilmot is a role model to a community of Afro Caribbean surfers in Jamaica and beyond. She is using surfing as a tool to transform the lives of many Jamaican woman. Imani has taken it as her personal responsibility to empower women of colour to have access to surfing and to see a place for themselves within the global surf industry.

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Some great perspectives combined in this balanced but passionate film.

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

Takayna / Tarkine in north western Tasmania is home to one of the last tracts of old-growth rainforest in the world, yet it’s currently at the mercy of destructive extraction industries, including logging and mining. This documentary, presented by Patagonia Films, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places.

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