THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE

Dir. Grant Baldwin | Documentary | Canada / U.S.A. | 2019 | 1 hr. 16 min.

Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on a 1,429-mile ski trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains of British Columbia, expecting it will take them five to six months. This journey has only been completed once before, and never by a female duo. In between their helicopter drops of food (which they’ve dehydrated themselves, naturally), we are transported into the lives of other people in the mountain range: a German artist who’s been living off the grid for 50 years, nuns in a snowbound convent, even a snowshoe artist. In this unconventionally adventurous documentary, two women nonchalantly make history—and a much larger point.

Friday, July 5, 8 p.m. - Owen Park, Vineyard Haven
This screening is part of First Friday VH

 

Sponsored by the Island Housing Trust