This to-be-released film from Sweetgrass Productions looks like a must-see for documentary lovers. A decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley is the subject of the hourlong film produced with Patagonia.
It highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience, and ever-increasing development interests in wild places. Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, Jumbo Wild documents all sides of a divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for the first time.
–The film hits theaters on Oct. 15. For more information and screening dates, check out patagonia.com.