Two East Kootenay residents are featured in a new documentary
Martina Halik from Fernie and her 60-year-old mother Tania from Invermere spent 6 months skiing across BC’s ice fields.
The journey became the center of a documentary titled “This Mountain Life.”
The documentary’s director Grant Baldwin says he discovered the duo’s journey purely by accident while interviewing a different story.
“I was doing an interview with one of the other subjects of the film, who survived an avalanche,” Baldwin says. “He told me about this duo. The mom, Tania, she’s sixty, and her thirty year old daughter Martina were planning this trip. It was great! I could get to beginning, the prepping and starting on this voyage.”
Baldwin says the film was his hardest production but also one of his greatest.
He says the film’s goal was to answer why people are drawn to the mountains.
Other subjects featured in the documentary include an avalanche survivor , a group of nuns who inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God, and a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years.
Click here to go to the film’s website.
– Grant Baldwin, director of “This Mountain Life”