36 mins, Director Guillaume Pierrel, France, Subtitles, NZ Premiere. BEST SNOWSPORTS FILM AWARD
In the 70s, pioneers explored the most breathtaking mountains in the Alps and Himalayas; 45 years later, the same passion has remained intact, and a group of alpine skiers decides to return on the trail of their ancestors. Their goal is to reach an altitude of 8000m with their skis, to then descend via the French route of 1975, their heritage. Their elders are like angels, their songs carrying them to the border of Afghanistan, then to the “wall of light” in Baltoro, on the outskirts of China. Welcome to a great adventure of sharing and friendship! ô’parizad! is an invitation to travel and a hymn to the love of the mountain throughout the ages.