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Extreme sports venture into new territory and take on the political realm of social activism through a captivating and provocative documentary.
Local filmmakers Tamo Campos and Brian Hockenstein produce a feature documentary that wraps the viewer in a unique collision of extreme sports and frontline activism; taking the term Radical to an entirely new level.
VANCOUVER, BC – On Thursday September 20th Vancouver will be host to the world premiere of The Radicals (2018, Canada, 75 min.) screening exclusively at the Museum of Vancouver. The innovative and engaging documentary follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift from their respective sports into the world of activism. Together they journey across the West Coast of British Colombia, weaving a story of learning, inspiration and resistance. From the Tahltan fight for the Iskut Headwaters, BC Hydro’s corruption in XwÌsten, art as resilience on Haida Gwaii, to a coastal uprising against fish farms, each community teaches the athletes to understand what it means to be a true radical. Combining visually stunning sport photography with behind the scenes of the frontlines, the film’s trajectory fulfills the athlete’s quest for extreme landscapes while uncovering critical social issues and resistance. “It’s a film that bridges the gap between those that play in the mountains and those that fight for it” says Tamo Campo, the film’s director and founder of Beyond Boarding.