Weekly Watchlist - Week 15 - 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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I actually found this quite effecting.... And if anyone can make a baby in four minutes after running a marathon on 24 hours.

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

Dizzyingly hyper-productive and positive. This down-to-earth documentary is a light-hearted invitation daring you to make the most of your day.

Ruth Farrar

Bizarre, immensely entertaining and characterful movie about someone who runs a mile every hour for 24 hours...while doing DIY and household tasks. Odd but hugely watchable. Of course you can do this if you have a huge barn as a playroom, a whole other house for the family, and a big plot of rural land to run around, so lots of unreflected privilege here... but till one of the best movies at SHAFF this year

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

What an awesome idea. Pretty sure anyone watching this will want to follow in Beau's footsteps. A very fun watch.

Elise Wicker

A festival must watch and then re watch. Such a cool film and idea. Like the grate man saidnif your not eating and your not making a baby what's the point of life???

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Amazing stream of consciousness busyness exploring what potential a day can hold. “Half your day should be like this, all of the time” Watch this film. Then go do it!

Anna Paxton

Packing on the pounds after writing a PhD, Beau’s running again. He’s also back in the shed; fixing stuff, making things, tinkering. For most of us, running was once a form of survival, hunting- or being hunted. Now, it can be as meaningful, or meaningless, than any other aspect of life. Running for Beau is practical- it gets him places, yet like a lot of runners, it's deeply embodied. He defines himself by where his feet take him, thinking about his other forms of life as he runs. Combining a need to get rid of the gut, to run again, and spend some quality time in the shed, Beau will run a mile an hour around his perfectly mile-long block. In between he’ll do as much as possible, likely becoming the fullest, meaningful, most trivial day of Beau’s life.

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A visually innovative journey into high altitude adventure and skiing.

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

Zabardast is a raw mixture of doubt and beauty. Sometimes encountering triumph, sometimes failure, always adventure. I really recommend you go along for the ride.

Anna Paxton

A huge undertaking with proper cariters not afraid to show there true Humbled selfs. But do however spend the majority of the film afraid and my god it comes across. It is a must watch for an keen skier and anyone coming to SHAFF 2019

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

The intimate travel diary of an incredible freeride expedition into the heart of the Karakoram range. The search for one of the most beautiful mountains to ski on the planet, standing at 5880m. An adventure so remote, so high, so commited that no mistakes were allowed. During five weeks, the crew got deeper and deeper inside Pakistan, with a 150 km loop in complete autonomy, pulling sleds filled with food, tents and solar panels across gigantic glaciers. As far from home as one can get. A meeting point of Freeriding and Mountaineering. A true adventure.

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A kayak adventure across one of the most dangerous passages of water in the world... done in the least dangerous conditions! Really enjoyable to share their trip, you’ll be glad you went along with them.

Anna Paxton

Like the lads in the film that you're not going to want this adventure to end.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Bass by Kayak follows a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks. Around 400 people have made the crossing in the modern era, and Aboriginal Australians did it during the last ice age in canoes. For the seafarer, linking together the perfectly spaced islands feels like a rite of passage. Adventure filmmaker/outdoor education lecturer Beau Miles narrates the expedition as the first ever feature film of the crossing via sea kayaks. There is chafe, a storm, bad cooking and an emerging mate-ship between men that barely knew each other before departure.

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Sights, sounds, trails, jumps and bemused onlookers of India for this young mountain biker.

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

An Indian adventure tour, enjoy the ride and the soundtrack!

Anna Paxton

MTB and more with a pinch form India 🌶️

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Fabulous, warm hearted Adrenalin short following the pattern of an MTBer tearing through a village, only set in India with many lovely little cameos. Must see!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Witness Manali like never before. A totally different perspective that will keep you wanting for more! An amalgamation of Downhill Mountain Biking in Manali, Himalayan cultural nuances and a catchy Bollywood song that will make your foot tap and keep your eyes glued to the screen. 4play takes an opportunity to introduce you to Manali, a sweet, vibrant mountain city in Himachal Pradesh, capturing the spirit of adventure sports and mountain life in the area using Downhill Mountain Biking! Embark on a short journey with Raj Kaushal, as he traverses through the streets, alleys, mountainsides, and forests of Manali on his man-powered wheels with his favorite suspension downhill mountain bike. Meet the residents of this vivacious city going about their day-to-day life (accoutred in the famous Himachali topi), shopkeepers earning their daily bread, and school children making merry in the woody park. Catch glimpses of native women at their daily industry – be it weaving patus (shawls) on wooden weaving machines called badi, or carrying deep, voluminous chiltas on their backs to transport dry wood and leaves. Take in the variety of talent that the hills have to offer; from musicians to painters to jugglers to snake charmers even! Manali, being one of the prime adventure sports hubs in the country, plays host to many an extreme athlete, who come to test their endurance levels on the complex topography of the city and its neighboring towns. Our downhill rider here acquaints us with some of these adrenaline junkies – climbers, paragliding pilots, boulderers, slackliners, et al. Get with the Manali vibe as he zips past the myriad cafes in town. Lap up the natural flora, spot the graffiti, be amused by yak rides, ogle at pahadi apparel, relish the apple trees, and revel in the Beas river. Maybe even get on board the ‘bawli’ act of Downhill Mountain Biking!

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If only we could all be brought up like this. Would inspire anyone to parent.

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

Extraordinary, powerfully emotional film about how parents can have adventures with kids, maybe not always on this scale, but there's a universal resonance in this movie

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? In April 2018, Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. David makes his living guiding some of the world’s most incredible peaks and Nepal is like a second home. He wanted to deepen Thorne’s understanding of the world beyond their Seattle neighborhood. Engaging with this world helps us grow. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring."

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