FILM COLLECTION OUTSIDE THINKERS 1
Watch 90 minutes of brand new adventure films from our 2019 International Film Competition presented by Pertex.
‘Kendal' began with a group with a community of people who pushed against the physical and imaginative boundaries of their time in their chosen playground; the mountains. Nearly 40 years later we embrace those who uphold that spirit of adventure; who think outside the box, can open their minds and bodies to the upmost of what's possible, and use sport, adventure and exploration to break down boundaries, find common ground and protect the lands they value.
These two sessions showcase such ‘Outside Thinkers’, and we hope they will inspire our audience to look to the future with energy and hope.
We have two strands;
JACOB OSTER / Surf
Inside the communist country of Cuba exists a small but passionate community of surfers who, due to a lack of economic opportunity and governmental support for the sport, number no more than 150. This film colorfully documents the Cuban surf community's struggles and how they overcome them in order to pursue their passion.
JACKSON TISI / Skateboarding
Filmed on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Good Medicine is a short film looking at how the youth and elders of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes find peace and healing through skateboarding and traditions.
LITTLE MISS SUMO
MATT KAY / Culture
Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to change Japan's national sport forever.
TIM KEMPLE & ANSON FOGEL / Run / Culture
The Movement is a high-energy ride that carries us through the intersection of running and culture today, with a look toward where it’s going tomorrow.
MICHAEL ROWLEY / Parkour / Culture
As the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories approached its 50th year, Hurdle reveals an important and intimate story emerging from the hearts and actions of Palestinian youth. The new generation responds to a world of walls, checkpoints and arrests in an unexpected and inspiring way. Hurdle’s protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, teach the creative practices of parkour and photography, to their communities as a means to overcome personal and political obstacles.
For 2019, due to popular demand, we’ve swapped our day film passes to individual film session tickets. This gives you full flexibility of our programme, so you can choose the exact sessions you’d like to see. More info on this decision here.
We're working hard to make our Festival fully accessible, and there are dedicated spaces reserved for wheelchair users in our venues with the exception of the Fleece Inn. Unfortunately within the Fleece Inn the cinema space is situated on an upper floor with no lift access. To ensure nobody misses out on the action, all film screenings held at the Fleece Inn, will also be held at other venues. For more information head to Festival Accessibility.
THANKS TO PERTEX
OUR FILM PROGRAMME PRESENTING PARTNER
If you're wearing a lightweight, high-performance windproof or waterproof mountain garment, there's a good chance it'll be constructed using Pertex fabrics. Founded in 1979 near Burnley, the company has steadily grown from humble beginnings into an iconic fabric technology brand, creating technical fabrics mainly used in garments and sleeping bags. Being so close to its outdoor users, Pertex has increasingly chosen to communicate stories through the medium of film. Its six-part series Elemental Journeys explores stories from people whose lives are defined by wild spaces and mountain adventures. At Kendal, we're proud that Pertex is the presenting sponsor of our International Film Competition.Discover Pertex