FIVE WOMEN, ONE SUMMIT

Five Bolivian indigenous women share one goal: climbing the highest mountain in America.

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CECILIA

I am passionate about the mountains. I sometimes think about leaving it, but I look at the mountains… and I see that I can’t leave it, that I’m going to keep doing it. Because I like it.

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ELENA

In the mountain you breathe deeply and you forget all your troubles. It’s like a dream. I take a deep breath and I get strong. Now, I will face the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in America.

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LIDIA

We have been discriminated against for being Aimara, and for being women. Here, women are always cooking or washing. But women can also climb. On the mountain I have no thoughts, I just feel free.

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LIITA

You must give it all. And it’s when you reach the limit that you learn new things. I didn’t even know what I was capable of. You shouldn’t limit yourself.

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DORA

I’ve always worked so my daughters don’t suffer what I had to go through. That’s the real challenge. In the mountains I forget everything. In the mountains I´m happy.

THE EXPEDITION

5
WOMEN
6.962
METERS
1
GOAL
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SYNOPSIS

Five Bolivian indigenous women are involved in a unique expedition. As a symbol of liberation and empowerment, they propose to climb the highest mountain in America. Their image is amazing: they climb wearing their traditional skirt. They are more than climbers, they are brave women who find in the mountain a space to feel free, happy and alive. Their adventure will show the world an inspiring way to be a woman, to live tradition and to relate to Mother Nature.

DIRECTED BY

Jaime Murciego and Pablo Iraburu

PRODUCED BY

Arena Comunicación Audiovisual


TECHNICAL DATA:

GENRE

Documentary

RECORDING FORMAT

4K

DURATION

82’ + 52’

SCREENING FORMAT

DCP, DVD, MP4

DIRECTED BY

Jaime Murciego

WRITTEN BY

Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu

EDITED BY

Pablo Iraburu, Migueltxo Molina, Jaime Murciego

CO-DIRECTED BY

Pablo Iraburu

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Mikel Salas

SOUND MIXING AND EDITING

Iosu González - Noisestudioa

PRODUCTION DIRECTION

Itziar García Zubiri

DIRECT SOUND

Miguel García

POSTPRODUCTION COORDINATION

Nuria Pérez Martínez

ORIGINAL IDEA BY

Jaime Murciego

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Ohiane Iriarte, Daniela Camino

ACCOUNTING AND LEGAL MANAGEMENT

Rakel Castera, Laura Miranda, Tatiana Azcona

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WITH THE ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION OF

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SUPPORTED BY

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SCREENINGS

Online at Movistar+
Spain

Mendi Tour online
Spain

Mendi Tour
6th, 19th and 24th November
Spain

International Mountain Film Festival in Salzburg
From 12th to 22nd November
Austria

Festival BBVA de Cine de Montaña de Torelló
19th November
Catalunya

Festival Internationale du Film de Montagne d’Autrans
From 3rd to 6th December
France