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Riding To Explore "Sous le vent des glaciers"

Armelle Courtois and Martin Thomas, two high-level athletes, set off in search of the last recently appeared glacial lakes in the Alps. Armed with their kitesurfs, they want to show that it is now possible to ride at such altitudes where crampons were needed a few years ago. A
A pioneering adventure in extreme conditions through alpine lakes to highlight the retreat of glaciers.

  • Tong Viet Christophe
  • Courtois Armelle
  • Thomas Martin
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sous le vent des glaciers
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    32 minutes
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  • Rencontre du cinema de montagne de Grenoble
    November 3, 2021
    European premiere
  • Les Écrans de l'aventure | Festival international
Director Biography - Tong Viet Christophe

Christophe Tong Viet

In 2010, I made my first 52min documentary-fiction “Le Nid” following which are linked the adventures and sporting expeditions around which documentaries such as “Libre comme l'air” will be produced broadcast on France3 (2012) but also ads for brands (Salomon, Redbull, Petzl, etc.)

2010: “The Nest” (52min documentary)
2011: “Queyrataka” (26min documentary)
2012: “ALCHIMIE” (35min documentary)
2013: "Libre comme l’air" (52min broadcast documentary)
2015: RedBull X-ALPS broadcast production with 2 film crews and a 52min INSIDE RedBull X-Alps documentary released in 2016
2016: "I will go to land in your backyard", directed by my partner Antoine Boisselier.
2017: “Flying Fish Portrait of Honorin Hamard” (paragliding world champion)
2018: "I will go to land in your backyard 2" directed by my partner Antoine Boisselier.
2019: “ALCHIMIE 2”

Mountain and Adventure Film Festival Awards
-Le Nid: 2011 Critics' Prize at the 2011 Coupe Icare Film Festival
-Alchimie: 2012 Lumbimome Prize at the Coupe Icare 2012, numerous screenings at other festivals
-Libre comme l’air : Broadcast on Tv France3
-INSIDE RedBull X-ALps2015: Morning off prize at the Coupe Icare Film Festival 2016
I'll land at your place (2017):
-Flying Fish (2018): The Icarus of the Most Beautiful Meeting at the 2018 Coupe Icare Festival
-Alchimie 2 (2019): Audience award at the Rencontres Ciné-Montagne de Grenoble 2019

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