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The North Face

ASCEND: Reframing Disability in the Outdoors / Short Film / 2021

It's not about these summits, it's about these experiences in the mountains with my friends and communities, having conversations about what it feels like to be a minority in the mountains…” Last winter, Vasu Sojitra and his two friends Emilé Zynobia and Zahan Billimoria set out to ski Mt. Moran—in the process, reshaped the conversation around disability in the outdoors.


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Directed by: Faith E. Briggs /  Producer: Mike Ferrell / Director of Photography: Nick Kalisz & Dutch Simpson / Editor: Ryan Miyamoto / Color: Dan Olsen of Cosmic Pictures / Sound: Ridgeline Sound / GFX: Claire Miyamoto / Client: The North Face: Rob Wassmer & Kaki Orr / Additional Cinematography: Justin Taylor Smith & Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

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