The Privilege of Movement Film Festival is a celebration of the ability to move freely in ones environment and the importance that plays in biodiversity. It highlights the beauty and adventure found in wild places and encourages conscious and considered interaction with such places. It is inspired by the objectives set out by the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative, and in so doing dedicates its efforts in support of their cause.
Location - Hillcrest Estate, Cape Town
This is an outdoor cinema event
Standard Covid procedures will be in place
Date - 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2021
Films for 2021 include:
1. Unfold (17mins) The first full traverse of the 1100km Cape Fold Mountain Range.
In a time when humanity has conquered everything, imagine finding a forgotten mountain range in your backyard. Unfold chronicles the personal and physical journey of a photographer who attempts the first entire traverse of the 1136km Cape Fold Mountain Range. What starts as a radical idea for adventure, becomes a deep engagement with one of the worlds most diverse biomes, and a confrontation with why someone would risk their life, alone, for a month, to know their backyard better. Ridgeline running lends itself to a fast and light alpine style. This genre of movement provides access to some of the South Africa’s harshest yet magnificent landscapes. Stepping into the unknown and ungoverned can be liberating, but also desperately challenging, and this film bares it all in an attempt to take adventure back to the golden age of exploration.
2. The Privilege of Movement (17mins) Traversing the ancient elephant migration route between Addo and Eden, because no other species can.
The greatest threat facing the planet today is fragmentation of landscape, which kills biodiversity, literally through inbreeding. The Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative is working to develop biodiversity corridors that link the three unfenced Mega Parks - The Addo Elephant, Baviaanskloof and Garden of Eden National Parks - so that all species of mammals, insects and plants alike can migrate as they have for centuries. Ultra runners Clyde Berning and Damien Schumann decided to utilise their Privilege of Movement in November 2020 to run on behalf of all species that once followed this ancient elephant migration route between these parks, in the hope to reunite the last remaining elephant in the Garden Route National Park with her herd in the Addo. Teamed up with a Biology Conservationist and an Expedition Doctor, their adventure made for an insightful, moving and sometimes comical experience.
3. Rolling Mountains Ep6 - America (37mins) A 6-week family road trip across America to experience the best trails in the country and compete at Western States Endurance Run.
Pro trail runners Ragna Debats and Pere Aurell tackle the sixth continent in their global running adventure Rolling Mountains. Teamed up with their two dogs and daughter Onna, they spend six weeks living in a campervan and exploring North America’s best National Parks and trails. All the while Ragna is preparing for her first 100 mile race at Western States and is hoping for a podium finish amongst the worlds leading trail runners. If you have a travel bug and love the outdoors, this is all the inspiration you need.
Get up to speed with episodes 1-5 here .