What do rock-climbing heart transplant patients, Somali pirate hunters, and arctic cowboys have in common? All could be found on the big screen at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Of this year’s 217 films, these seven outdoor-focused picks were a cut above.
After freeskier Shane McConkey died in a ski-BASE accident four years ago, a group of his friends created McConkey, a documentary of his adventures that is as thrilling as it is heartfelt. We spoke with two of the directors about the film.
In his latest documentary, Albert Maysles profiles 13-year-old Aidan Dwyer, who won the Young Naturalist Award from the American Museum of Natural History for applying the Fibonacci number sequence to the design of solar panels
Three years after his professional snowboarding career ended with a traumatic brain injury on the half-pipe, Pearce is in Park City, Utah, promoting The Crash Reel, a documentary from Lucy Walker that follows his recovery process
A new documentary short playing at the Tribeca Film Festival tells the story of Leonid and his pregnant wife, Lyudmila, a couple that lived just miles from the nuclear power plant when it went into meltdown
For the past five decades, 68-year-old Baltazar Ushca has made a living by harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador. His work is no longer needed, but he still gets up every morning to climb to 16,000 feet.