The Nahanni Whisperer

C. dobrodružný vodní sportovní film / Režie: Dominique Snyers / Země: Belgie / Délka: 53 min.

Four young climbers dream of climbing the Lotus Flower Tower, a legendary big wall, somewhere in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the furthest outreaches of Northern Canada. For 800 m of climbing, they will have to face 550 km of dangerous Nahanni river over a whole month of total independence. Given that they have only limited experience in this type of adventure, they persuade Dom, a seasoned traveller 33 years their senior, to help them get this expedition off the ground. Whereas Dom will be fulfilling his teenage dream of riding the Nahanni rapids, he is also about to realise that the Lotus Flower will be his last ‘Big Wall’ climb. A poetic and fun adventure of passing the baton between generations, a point where the dream becomes reality.

Director Biography - Dominique Snyers

Dom studied engineering in Belgium and at the Stanford University in California. He holds a ph’D in computer science from the Caen University in France. Besides his work as University teacher, entrepreneur and creator of IT start-ups, Dom has been accompanying numerous adventurers, often younger than him, into the wilderness, on both horizontal as well as vertical environment. He set up the association capexpe.org, a community of adventurers in order to encourage the dream of adventure and its autonomous realisation in the cheapest way as possible thanks to the community. His main motivation has always been teaching and knowledge transfer. That is also why he is now fully diving into film realisation to try finding answers to the following question: « Why in our modern society that is everyday becoming more and more virtual and is openly rejecting any notion of risks, do we see more and more young people engaging themselves into risky adventures to reconnect with the wilderness?"

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