The 2020 animations10 July 2020
“Preview evening”12 September 2020
Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 pm at the Olympia Cinema: evening dedicated to students
Cinema & Conference of
Projection of the film Himalaya, la marche au-dessus (Himalaya, walking over) 53 mn
followed by an hour of intervention of the adventurer with the audience.
Himalaya, la marche au-dessus
(Himalayas, walking above)
Realization: Eliott Schonfeld
Production: Bo Travail ! and Ushuaïa TV
France – 53 minutes - 2018
Aged 25, having already acquired a strong experience of adventure, adept of the "march of decline", Eliott takes us on this four-month solo quest across the Himalayas. A journey during which he abandons all the objects from the "modern" world that he carries with him in order to be in absolute autonomy (This film won the youth prize of the city of Dijon at the Écrans de l'aventure 2019).
Explorer - writer - director
At the age of 19, by accident, Eliott Schonfeld found himself alone in an Australian rainforest for several days. There he discovers fatigue and hunger but above all the wilderness. Since then, he never wanted to leave it again. On foot, in a canoe, on horseback, with a sled dog or on a raft, he travels during long months in the wildest places of the planet. His goal is to readapt to nature, to "relearn how to live on earth" and to witness the destruction that is taking place. He has already made four multi-page documentary films, about the expeditions he has led alone in Mongolia, Alaska, the Himalayas and the Amazon. As he says, "a world without possible exploration would be an empty world. Empty of meaning, empty of life. As long as explorers can practice their craft, nothing will be completely lost".
"For the first time in my life, I am able to make fire by friction. I feel free, calmed, as if I had found my balance on the mountain ridge. I fill my lungs with oxygen so that I can hold my breath when I return. Before leaving again. In fact, it is in the city that I survive, and in the wilderness that I live fully."
Eliott Schonfeld - TEDx Talks - Norbonne 2018
Eliott Schonfeld (winner of La Guilde Adventure Scholarships) will also present his latest expedition:
Amazonie - Dans les pas de Maufrais
(Éd. Payot): Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 pm at the Médiathèque Port du canal
(free admission subject to availability) and in films
(Prod. Bo Travail! and Ushuaïa TV): Friday, October 16 at 2:15 pm at the Olympia cinema: French Teaser