In the early 1990s, young dirt beggars begin to flock to Joe’s Valley, Emery County in southeastern Utah, USA, where most locals are Mormons who don’t even drink coffee or tea. For the locals, Joe’s Valley is just a nature reserve, but to climbers, it’s a bouldering paradise. Since it was introduced in mountain magazines, the region became increasingly known around the world, but the local distrust towards the climbers remained. The film presents ways for a sport or a festival to harmonize and coexist with local culture, while also sounding the alarm. An open mind from both sides is a prerequisite to coexistence that can also be applied in a broader sense to coexistence with nature through environmental protection. (Jinna LEE)
[Screening Information]-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 10.25 (3 days) / World-wide Open
-Drive In UMFF (Drive-in Theater) / 10.23.Fri / 20:00(KST) / UMFF Cinema
Peter MORTIMER, Nick ROSEN
Peter Mortimer is the founder of Sender Films and Nick Rosen is a partner, writer, and producer at Sender Films. Peter was joined at Sender by his college friend Nick in 2004 and the two have since enlisted an amazing team to help grow Sender into a leading global adventure film company that produces feature documentaries, cutting edge television series and a variety of commercials.