"We can never have enough of nature". Discover how Anton Krupicka experiences mountain running and challenges himself running ultra distances on the trails.
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Why do we decide to explore mountains, trails and the wilderness? Perhaps because "we can never have enough of nature" as Henry David Thoreau once described. The Ingenuous Choice features mountain runner Anton Krupicka exploring the wilderness of the mountains, racing 100 miles and reflecting on what makes mountain running essential to him.
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Produced by Outdoor Live - http://www.outdoor-live.com
Story, filming, edits and distribution: François Tornier & Maxime Tornier
Female voice over: Kylie Whitehead
Texts based on works by Henry David Thoreau, including "Walden; or, Life in the woods"
Music: Bradford Cox (under Creative Commons licence) and "Symbols and Maps", courtesy of Circulatory System
Screening at BANFF Mountain Film Festival on November 6th 2016
'Mira' follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner. Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she & other Nepali girls face. After running away from home, Mira joined the Maoist army until as a young adult, she travelled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck. Out of money, she was about to return home to her village, when by chance on a morning run, she meets another runner who tells her about a long running race in the local hills. She wins it and soon begins to realise her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport.
This inspirational story, filmed across Nepal, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain, Italy & France tells the story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world's best mountain runners.
Language: Nepali & English
A film by Lloyd Belcher
Finalist at BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2016
"a complex story presented simply and elegantly, and it’ll make you an impossibly dedicated fan of Mira Rai." - IRunFar [US Media]
"'Mira' makes for a beautiful viewing that gives hope." - Lex Limbu [Popular Nepalese Blogger]
"MIRA is a film for all, runner or not, it’s just great story telling!" - Ian Corless [Podcaster, UK]
"Amazing story and beautifully put together" - Jez Braggs [The North Face Athlete]
"The filming is beautiful and I feel like it could be watched on silent and still appreciated for the beauty of the footage.” - Krissy Moehl [Patagonia Elite Athlete]
"If you love a good story , adventure, epic landscapes and trail running wrapped in a great tale about an inspirational human being , worth watching this one" - Trail Runner Magazine [Australia/New Zealand]