*UPDATE* Now available for purchase on iTunes! A portion of the proceeds will go toward funding adaptive sports programs.
WINNER Best Mountain Sports Film - Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best International Short Documentary - All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best Family Film - 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival (Florida) 2011
WINNER Best Short Film - X-Dance Film Festival (Utah) 2012
WINNER Best Documentary - Powder Magazine Video awards 2012
WINNER Cold Smoke Award - Cold Smoke Awards 2012
WINNER Best Documentary, Award of Merit - Best Shorts Competition 2012
WINNER Best Short Film - Vancouver Intl Mountain Film Festival 2012
WINNER Most Inspirational Film - 5Point Film Festival 2012
WINNER People's Choice Award - 5Point Film Festival 2012
WINNER Best Feature - Yosemite Film Festival 2012
Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. After coming to the realization that he would never walk again, Josh made a conscious decision to make the best of a terrible situation. Within 1 year he was back on snow doing what he loved, and shortly after, his determination took him to the top of the podium in the sport of Sit-skiing. Despite his success in the world of competitive skiing, he wasn't satisfied as a skier. Josh's dream is to tackle the backcountry, and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world. In ‘The Freedom Chair’, it's a dream fulfilled.
Initially, we'd set out to make an episode of the web series Salomon Freeski TV with Josh, but after spending a few days with him we realized the true power of his story and knew we had to do more. The film is 15 minutes long.
Short version is now showing on Salomon Freeski TV
Full film coming to iTunes soon
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