A session of short films exploring adventures in extraordinary locations followed, after a short interval, by an afternoon with Luke and Hazel Robertson, Explorers in Residence for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and guides for The Polar Academy – an initiative that takes teenagers on life-changing expeditions to Greenland. Join Luke and Hazel on a journey from Antarctica to Alaska and Arctic Norway as they reveal their passion for connecting us with some of the world’s most remarkable places and people.
Film running order
Nebula, 13.16’, Dir. Reuben Krabbe, Canada. In the backcountry of British Columbia, a photographer attempts to shoot a deep space ski photo of the Orion Nebula with a skier in the foreground
A Nordic Skater, 5.26’, Dir. Paulius Neverbickas, Lithuania. The story of a Swede in Norway who uses every sense he has to travel safely on thin ice
My dear Kyrgyzstan, 13’, Dir. Noam Argov and Alex Pritz, US. A social media obsessed Kyrgyz man plans to transform his abandoned Soviet mining village into an international tourism destination.
Freedom to Roam, 9’, Dir. Jochen Schmoll, US/Germany. A profile of Baffin Island-based polar explorer Sarah McNair-Landry, winner of the first 21st Century Adventurer Award
Stand Up Paddleboarding Arctic Norway, 2.12’, Dir. James Appleton. Cal Major achieves a life-long ambition to SUP beneath the Northern Lights in Arctic Norway
Free drop-in clinics: Located just 50m from the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles Physiotherapy is running a series of free drop-in clinics from 11am to 1pm on Sat 25 and Sun 26 Jan. Individual and private, the clinics are an opportunity to discuss particular injury issues, including diagnosis and injury management, with the team’s specialist physiotherapists. For more details, call 07738 304238 or see the information area in the theatre cafe over the festival w/end.