Winter 2016, the first-ever Iranian freestyle championship is held in Dizin, a ski resort 2 hours north of Tehran. Filmmakers Julien Roserens and Jules Guarneri were there to record this unprecedented event in the country.
In point of fact, this project has been in the pipeline for the past 4 years, the brainchild of the association called WE RIDE IN IRAN, which was founded by Arnaud Cottet & Benoît Goncerut to develop boardsports in Iran.
One can only imagine the endless difficulties encountered along the way, in this land of recurring paradoxes.
This unique perspective makes the championship final all the more poignant, where the two winners are awarded a visa and the chance to come ride for a week in Laax, Switzerland.
Directed, filmed & edited by Julien Roserens & Jules Guarneri.
Executive Producer: Amir Raieszadeh.
Produced by Cause.
With the support of LAAX