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Bringing the best of the festival to Nelson

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
April 8th, 2011

It’s the second day of an incredible mix of local and international world-class snowboarders, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and environmental activists, coming together in Nelson at the Capitol Theatre.

Call it the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest tour, this event is a fundraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard so bring a donation to be entered into a draw for great prizes.

It includes local talent Benjamin Jordan and Ymir Dirty Beats

Friday night is dedicated to the international work of many local Nelsonites and a donation will be made to Kukua Pamoja and programs in the region around Nairobi, Kenya where Nelson’s Jamie Makena is right now working on vocational training, sexual health education, theatre, yoga, art, community building and nutrition programs.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Students are $10.

Friday’s lineup

Kukua Pamoja

Mike Kent will be showing a movie/slide show updating Kukua Pamoja, a project happening near Nairobi, Kenya.
15 min.

Living the Dream
A point-of-view perspective on the dirt bag climbing lifestyle.

A close a personal look into the modern climbing lifestyle.
USA, 2010, three min.

The Desert River
Every spring in Haines, Alaska, a river bulges and rages towards the sea, fed by the thawing of a massive mountain snow pack.
US, 2010, four minutes

Ymir Dirty Beats

Bckyrd Films


Cross Country Snowboarding
Skootch up and meet outsider athletes Joel and Tate, the world’s most dedicated flatland snowboarders.
USA, 2007, three min.

Benjamin Jordan
15 min.


Book of Legends
An international team of white water kayakers travel to Siberia in search of the world class white water found in the Bashkaus River in the Altai Mountains in Southern Siberia.

The winner of the Best Environmental Film award at this years Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

This film was been created through a collaboration between the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and EP Films (Portland, OR).
Canada, 2010, 40 min.

Sombrio Surf


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