What Goes Up

6 films in this block • 65 minutes

The Films

Between Walls

  • Year 2020
  • Country Austria
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Joi Hoffmann

Two women are looking for speed!

In spring 2019 gigantic snow walls piled up along the pass road of Timmelsjoch, Austria. Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef grabbed their longboards and took the chance to downhill through this stunning scenery. Speed is what these two girls are living for!

Jack Z. Jet Ski

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Brandon Rieck

Filmmaker in Attendance

A look into the world of stand up freestyle jet skiing with Jack Ziegler. Follow him around Marquette’s shores as he trains for the world finals, learning about his passion and motivations for the sport.

Ascend: Reframing Disability in the Outdoors

  • Year 2021
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 12 min
  • Director Faith Briggs

Vasu Sojitra doesn’t want to be called an inspiration. For the Indian-American right leg amputee, it’s not his disability, but instead, the barriers to access the outdoors that must be overcome. His ascent and ski descent of iconic Mount Moran’s “The Skillet,” alongside other mountain athletes of color, brings solidarity and intersectionality to backcountry skiing.


  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Matt Devlin

In 2017, Brooke Hess had her best year of kayaking. In January, she spent a month training in Uganda. And then from Stakeout to Unleashed to Montréal Eau Vive, she stood on the podium beside her friends and idols. But when she returned to Uganda to train for the next Unleashed competition, her kayaking came to a halt.

Behind her Pit Vipers, Brooke hides an ongoing battle that few people know about. Between the still undiagnosed illness she contracted in Uganda and Post-Concussive Syndrome, depression constantly challenges Brooke’s fun-loving spirit. To highlight mental health awareness, she’s ready to share her story with the world.

Beneath Our Feet

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director Jenny Schweitzer Bell

Michigan Premiere

An artist explores the hidden world of sound beneath New York City, revealing a complex sonic ecosystem in which all living beings co-exist.

Lake Effect

  • Year 2022
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 30 min
  • Director Mike King

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance

Pro skier returns to Michigan because of covid, rediscovers Michigan terrain but more importantly the ski community that made him who he is.