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2019 world tour selection

banff mountain film festival

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING [Short Film | 10 minutes]

Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul and smiles to the mountain. Formed during the height of the black power movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snowsports. Today, the NBS hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the United States and represents 53 ski clubs with over 3,000 members across the country.


Brand Partner - REI Co-op

Nonprofit Partner - National Brotherhood of Skiing

Directors - Tyler Wilkinson-Ray and Colin Arisman

Producer - Faith. E Briggs

Editors - Luke Kantola, Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

Production Company - Wild Confluence Media and The Wilder Studio

Official Selection

Outside Magazine “Best Adventure Films of 2019”

Banff Mountain Film Festival (World Tour)

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival (On Tour)

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

Wasatch Mountain Film Festival


OUTSIDE MAGAZINE REVIEW

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival celebrates some of the finest work in mountain sports and culture, and for outdoor films, premiering at Banff is the equivalent of premiering on Broadway… Beyond the traditional ski-flick vein—importantly so—is Brotherhood of Skiing, a terrific short by Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, about a grassroots organization for black skiers to unite on the slopes and support their youth. The group formed in 1973, at the height of the civil rights movement—before its first gathering, in Aspen, Colorado, the National Guard was put on standby. “I’d always heard the myth that black people don’t ski,” a recent participant says on camera. Such myths are dispelled with wonderful archival footage, and the film shines in its displays of empowerment, affirmation, and sheer joy. “ Read the full article here.