Towers of the Ennedi is a 15 minute climbing film shot in Chad’s Ennedi Desert from The North Face and Renan Ozturk. The following is taken from the Mountainfilm website.
“It’s a hot, sand-scoured and unfriendly place, but from its vast belly rise clusters of spires, towers and rock formations that are breathtakingly lovely. In Towers of the Ennedi, Ozturk and veteran climber Mark Synnott—known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments—bring young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes. Together, Synnott, Honnold and Pearson endure a long, bumpy drive across the sand flats of a godforsaken country to reach an incredible destination: gardens of towers filled with graceful fingers of rock, bottle-shaped formations and lithe arches. With its stark and poetic footage of camels and rock, as well as jarring images of unpleasant travels, this film shows that sometimes you can have just as many adventures trying to reach your destination as you can have once you get there.”
The film will be screened twice at the festival, first on Friday night, the 27th at The Sheridan Opera House @ 9:15 PM and again on Saturday, the 28th at High Camp @ 4:00 PM.