A scene from the documentary This Mountain Life, which will be screened in Sooke on Dec. 11. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Filmmakers taken to new heights with extreme mountain trek

Sooke Awareness Film Night on Dec. 11

Take a break from the December hustle and bustle and surrender to the universal awe that mountainous landscapes evoke. On Dec. 11 Awareness Film Night presents the 2018 documentary This Mountain Life.

In a province that’s 75 per cent mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness.

Living among us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.

Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

In This Mountain Life, Martina and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month, 2,300-kilometre journey from Squamish to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness.

The film showcases others who also have 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; and a couple who has been living off grid for nearly 50 years.

Film night is screened at the Edward Milne Community School Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.


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