Adapted the film

A D A P T E D

Three paraplegics. Three life-changing adventures.

One mission to keep their connection to nature alive.

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About the film

 
 

ADAPTED is a feature-length documentary that shows why nature is foundational to human health. Interviews with authors, scientists and medical professionals discuss the concept of nature as medicine and research that supports it. Why do we need it? What does it do to our mind? Our body? Our soul? What happens when that connection is lost?

In 2011, Daniel Watson survived an “unsurvivable fall” from a record 280 feet. In 2014, Josh Hancock nearly lost his life after an ice climbing fall in the remote backcountry. In 2018, Anna Soens became the first female paraplegic to summit Mount Hood and is continuing to pioneer para-mountaineering -- pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Through the film we follow the three paraplegics on three life-changing adventures. From the first paraplegic ascent and sit ski descent of Mount Baker, to a 100-mile hand cycle ride around the White Rim Trail, to a multi-day raft trip down the mighty Salmon River -- we see their raw challenges, their heartfelt successes, and the less-known community supporting these individuals. We see the life-change that paralysis presents and how remarkable the human spirit is in its ability to adapt.



 
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I was in awe of these athletes who were climbing,
skiing, and mountain biking in a style I’d never
seen before; they were getting after it and I was
pumped. For the first time after my fall, I found
hope for my future.
— Featured athlete Anna Soens

 

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