Join us for an empowering selection of female-led short films from the worlds of mountain biking, motorbiking and skateboarding. The event will also include a panel discussion about women in adventure’s wellbeing - with researcher Hetty Key, mountain biking athlete and mental health advocate Velo Me Jess, Blue Health coach Lizzi Larbalestier, and Gemma Harrison founder of VC London: a rad women’s motorbike collective.
Feast your eyes on the following line up of films:
Undercurrents (Exclusive World Premiere)
Dir: Bronwyn Harvey & Christina Baldwin / UK / 46 mins.
This U.K. surf documentary explores the relationship between connection and compassion and it's link to our mental wellness. Bringing in ideas from the Blue Mind movement, the science of mindfulness and flow, it explores our relationship to the sea and finds out what happens when we pursue what we love.
Featuring surfing pioneer Arlene Maltman, one of Europe’s first female surf champions, mindfulness innovator Dr. Tamara Russell, surfing yogi and marine activist Natalie Fox as well as Cornwall-based Blue health coach and Blue Mind Advocate Lizzi Larbalestier.
Dir: Ruth Farrar / U.K. / 3 mins 30 sec.
An awakening on two wheels. Jessica Strange examines the mental wellbeing benefits of mountain biking.
Dir: Nicole Tobin / U.K. / 1 min 38 secs.
A modern-day surf animation.
Dir: Cosima Barzini / U.K. / 21 mins 17 secs.
High Passes takes us from the beautiful Himalayan mountains of India to the busy metropolis of Kuala Lumpur as we follow India’s first women’s ice hockey team make waves of positive change when competing for international glory.
Dir: William Desena / U.S.A. / 7 mins 8 secs
Growing up in Los Angeles as an African American lesbian in the 1960s, Gevin Fax found that the world wasn’t always forgiving though becoming the oldest member of women’s motorcycle collective, The Litas, provides much solace and strength.
Escape to Norway (World Premiere)
Dir: Monet Adams & Saskia Dugon / U.K. / 10 mins
All aboard the boat with this fun all female crew as Sam, Monet, Tina and Dominque explore the fjords of Norway making the most of Norway’s mesmerising mountain biking, hiking and surfing spots.