"You can't experience the summit without first experiencing the foothills." - Alex Yoder
This short film from Patagonia seeks to showcase a small sub-culture in the mountains of Turkey. In Petran people have been snowboarding for almost 300 years. This tradition cannot be traced to a specific origin, except a couple of unverified tall tales. Regardless there is this small community in these mountains that have independently embraced sliding down a hill sideways.
This story is superbly told by Jackson-based production company WRKSHRT, with Alex Yoder taking the role as the steady, thoughtful narrator. Its difficult to have an athlete pull off a narration, but Yoder accomplishes this with steadfast competency.
Although the trip was an attempt to discover a new unknown, it ends up being a thoughtful narrative on escaping the tyranny of our modern, connected world