We’re happy to announce that ASCENDING AFGHANISTAN has won Best Cultural Film honors at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival.
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We’re honored and thrilled that ASCENDING AFGHANISTAN has received special jury mention at the BANFF Mountain Film Festival.
“A film that reminds us how trivial our aspirations and achievements are. A film that humbles us. The jury unanimously agreed that this powerful film could not go unrecognized… it is a reminder of how far we still have to go in the journey to make this a just and equal planet for all, and it casts a new light on the unexpected role mountain sports can play in those efforts.”
— Bruce Kirkby, jury member.
We’re excited to announce that ASCENDING AFGHANISTAN, our collaboration with VICE, will be in competition at the Banff Mountain FIlm Festival this fall. Tickets available here. The film follows a team of 13 young Afghan climbers set out to make history as the first women in the country to summit the Afghan mountain peak of Mir Samir. The team embarked on a 16-day-long expedition against the advice of their elders in an attempt to change the country's narrative as one of the most dangerous places for women in the world.
ASCENDING AFGNHANISTAN (our latest film edit for VICE) follows a team of 13 young Afghan climbers set out to make history as the first women in the country to summit the Afghan mountain peak of Mir Samir. The team embarked on a 16-day-long expedition against the advice of their elders in an attempt to change the country's narrative as one of the most dangerous places for women in the world.
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