In many countries the extreme action sports especially high altitude mountaineering and expedition climbing are under graded in valorization compared to other sports. One of the reasons for such unfair treatment is the absence of real competition while “conquering” a summit. In fact many circumstances bringing this activity on a high risk level, are not taken in consideration while valorizing the sport achievements as a national result. (Such as avalanches, storms, lack of Oxygen, extreme temperatures and distance from safety).
In some gymnastic and athletic sports women can be more active than men, whereas in the mountaineering sports women participate with only 10 % or less, while female athletes are drastically underrepresented in the media coverage. Still, we are not aiming to highlight the feministic side, but the passion, dedication and sport results of these athletes.
Script and director’s explication
Through simple personal stories of the athletes we will highlight the passion, dedication, sacrifice and engagements of these women in a man dominated sport, having in consideration the everyday’s responsibilities and expectations from their mostly underdeveloped societies. We are not focusing on a feminist point of view, but the real challenges, fears and obstacles. Each one of the girls will have an individual visual presentation, narrated through specific tools of the cinema language. This presentation will create a recognized style of the entire cycle.