LIFE AT THE TOP

Four fantastic stories of life in remote mountain cultures.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11TH
The Cinematheque, 7:30pm


FILMS
EL CAMPO ES VIDA - THE COUNTRY IS LIFE (USA, 10 minutes, 2013, dir. Bridget Besaw)
Javier believes strongly in the joy and beauty of rural life and calls on the viewer to nurture their connection with the natural world.
VULTURES OF TIBET (USA/Canada, 22 minutes, 2013, dir. Russell O Bush)
A sacred ritual where the bodies of Tibetan dead are fed to wild griffon vultures - becomes a popular tourist attraction.
EL ULTIMO HIELERO - THE LAST ICE MERCHANT (USA/Ecuador, 15 minutes, 2012, dir. Sandy Patch)
For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo.
TEA OR ELECTRICITY (Belgium, 93 minutes, 2012, dir. Jérôme Le Maire)
The story of the implementation of electricity in a tiny isolated village enclosed in the middle of the Moroccan High Atlas.

MC Anders Ourom
Anders began mountaineering, climbing, and backcountry skiing when he was 14, and still does. In real life he works with societies and charities as to their particular legal needs, and like to write.