"Free Rider", Jerome Tanon, France, 2022, 35'
Sam Anthamatten and Victor De Le Rue explore the wildest corner of Alaska, in search of the craziest spine walls to ski and snowboard. A bush pilot drops the small crew of 5 on a remote, unexplored glacier to establish a base camp. They attempt to conquer the spine walls by foot, in a series of ascents each time always more commited. Narrator Jérôme Tanon explains from up close and personal, with honesty and a touch of sarcasm what exactly is going on here. The film is aiming to get the viewer to feel -as if you were in their shoes- what it's really like to surf such mountains; to understand what so called "free riders" are made of, and what could be the purpose and the beauty of "freeriding".