23.4 Degrees

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 7.30 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 11

12 mins, Director: Jeff Thomas, Canada. 

Journey with professional skier Anna Segal across the valleys, forests, boulder fields and mountain summits of British Columbia, as she explores her affinity with seasonal change and the role it plays in connecting our modern lifestyle to the natural world. 

The ephemeral seasons that punctuate our year come courtesy of the Earth’s elliptical orbit around the sun, and the tilt of its axis—23.4 degrees. This poetically phrased short film explores the transformation of mountain landscapes and how humans are both internally and externally affected by these changes. 

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Anna Segal moved to British Columbia in order to ski the surrounding mountains throughout winter, but with each year has discovered that the seasons in between offer her just as much fulfilment as the winter she reveres. While skiing, hiking, running, scrambling, and climbing her way through the mountains, Anna gains a clearer understanding of the importance of predictable seasonal change and how it affects her, and the outdoor-loving community she is surrounded by.