The North Face har en historia av intom koppling till sporter som är nära naturupplevelser och utmaningar. Nu släpper man en unik dokumentärfilm som handlar om en av världens mest respekterade freerideåkare, Dennis Ranalter aka D-RAN. Filmen handlar om Dennis personliga resa och självutforskande, och vad det innebär att vara svart i en sport som förblir iögonfallande vit. Handlingen och bakgrunden beskrivs i ett pressmeddelande:

“Descendance is Dennis’ story, a personal journey of self-exploration that examines his
relationship with his own skin colour, with those closest to him and all those who share his
love of skiing. It’s a journey that takes him from his home valley in Austria to Accra, the
capital of Ghana, shining a light on the power of family along the way. Alongside the self-inspection, Descendance is a film that also looks outwards, examining the broader role of racism, the cultural impact it has and the ever more pressing need for positive change.”

Dokumentären är filmad under två års tid av Legs of Steel-teamet med stöd av Phil Young som är grundare av The Outsiders Project som inte skyggar bort från att tala om verkliga problem:

“…was shot against a backdrop of intense cultural and political change and is a film that doesn’t shy away from asking the difficult questions, highlighting a tiny portion of the injustices that Dennis and so many others experience in the mountains.”

Filmen premiärvisas under dagen den 9 november 2023 via The North Face UK.

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