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December 11th, 2019 “This Mountain Life”

Take a break from the December hustle and bustle and surrender to the universal awe that mountainous landscapes evoke. Our backyard is bigger than you think. 75% of B.C. is composed of mountain terrain that almost nobody will ever see, for few people ever actually venture into true wilderness. This film introduces us to that special breed of people, undefined by age, gender, profession or background, whose draw to the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.

After months of preparation Martina and her 60 year old mother Tania embark on a 6-month, 2300 km. journey from Squamish, B.C. to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness.

We meet others who share a passion for the mountain life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer who was buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid for nearly 50 years.

Shot in cinematic detail by filmmaker and cinematographer Grant Baldwin (who AFN moviegoers met with his wife Jenny as the stars in “The Clean Bin Project” and “Just Eat It”) as well as by Martina and Tania using their GoPro (charged by a solar panel), this film is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.


Don’t forget to bring a food donation for the EMCS students’ “10,000 Tonight” Sooke Foodbank Drive to be held on the same night.

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