Freeriders are travelers, always seeking for more. More options, more adventure, more freedom, more truth. In April 2016, snowboarder Aline Bock and freeskier Lena Stoffel followed another call of wanderlust to explore the unique culture and wonder of Japan, a fascinating enigma hurtling towards the future while still staying rooted in the past. In Japan the sun rises every day again, always and after all, WAY EAST!
Breathtaking views, untouched landscapes, fresh powder lines and perfect waves were the reward for these two sportswomen, who carved their own path through this beautiful country, which had unfortunately turned into a white mark on the map after the disaster of Fukushima. The 20-minute WAY EAST documentary of two women, who left their comfort zones one more time to find happiness WAY EAST
produced by: ALINE BOCK & LENA STOFFEL
directed - filmed - edited by: MATHIAS KÖGEL
drone footage by: AARON JAMIESON
additional footage by: AARON JAMIESON
still photography by: AARON JAMIESON
Athletes: Lena Stoffel and Aline Bock