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On Da Couch 2.0

On Da Couch 2.0

 

It's 2021, things are looking much the same as 2020, so we thought it was about time for our second edition of the "On Da Couch" Film Festival.

 

It's jammed with hand selected films from all over the outdoor sports world, from mountain biking to outdoor culture - it's got it all! All you need is a screen, a decent internet connection and some good snacks (and maybe a beer too). ANND the best part? IT'S TOTALLY FREE! (and physically distanced).

 

We are beyond excited to help keep you stoked about the outdoors! You don't want to miss out on this one! If you do however, the links will be right here forever because that's how the internet works 🙂

 

On Da Couch 2.0 Films

 

“Girls Gotta Eat Dirt”

By: Ripton & Co

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3e19CzlIcY&ab_channel=Ripton%26Co.

“The story of three best friends, roommates, and riding partners with a taste for the finer things. And plenty of dirt on their jorts. #lifeisjort”



“North Country”

By: Teton Gravity Research

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08zW0zKgrc&ab_channel=TetonGravityResearch

“100-year businesses don't exist. The retail industry is dead. In the rugged White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, neither of those statements are true. North America’s oldest ski shop, Lahout’s, has remained open 365 days a year since 1920. While e-commerce and conglomerates have stripped the country of local, independent retailers, a family of Lebanese immigrants have prevailed for a century, beating the Great Depression, World War II, the Dot Com Crash and the Great Recession.”



“The Mountain Why”

By: Cody Townsend 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyUBqDncLVA&ab_channel=CodyTownsend

“The goal was simple, ride bikes, loaded down with 100 pounds of climbing, skiing and camping equipment, over 1000 miles to ski three of The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America. A tiring adventure and a sufferfest of course, but in the context of an ongoing global pandemic, a nation divided by chaos and a populace on the brink, a simple adventure throws the simple act of adventure into question. Why purposely suffer? Why selfishly pursue adventure? Why go into the mountains at all? All questions that a month long adventure begins to throw into your mind. Starring Cody Townsend and Michelle Parker, "The Mountain Why" is a ski adventure unlike any normal escape to the wild.”



“All Bodies On Bikes

By: Zeppelin Zeerip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JytAXpxmmQY&ab_channel=%23RideShimano

Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky are on a mission - a mission to change the idea that people in larger bodies can't ride bikes. The duo aims to make cycling more inclusive, beyond just inviting people of all sizes to ride bikes, but by changing the entire idea of what it means to be a cyclist — not just on screens, but on trails and in people’s minds.”



“Cycle Of Ancestry”

By: Ryder England

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgawlhY65Y4&ab_channel=REI

“Cycle of Ancestry" is a film about Mario Ordoñez-Calderón, a first-generation Mayan American who bikepacks 1,500 miles through the Yucatan Peninsula to explore his cultural heritage and learn about how your roots can shape your future.”



“TranSending”

By: Merrell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfJ2Q4YCKy0&ab_channel=Merrell

“TranSending” follows the journey of Erin Parisi as she comes into her own identity as a Transgender woman and trains for the Seven Summits to promote awareness and visibility for the Trans community. “TranSending” showcases the journey into self-discovery as experienced by Erin Parisi, the first Trans woman to take on the Seven Summits.”


“My Process”

By: Eric Pollard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy1a4GW_PKU&ab_channel=NimbusIndependent

"A mix of travel, skiing, snowboarding, photography, art, design, and film making from my perspective."



“On The Verge”

By: Arc’teryx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQdaDbA-wJI&ab_channel=Arc%27teryx

“In the mountains behind the sleepy coastal town of Powell River, BC, a small group of rock climbers has spent decades quietly pioneering routes on some of the largest granite walls in Canada. As the last stands of old-growth trees harboured in these valleys come under threat of logging, the climbing community faces the uncertain future of a place that has come to define their lives and legacies.

Confronted with the decision to fight for these last ancient trees and potentially lose access or look away as the valley is stripped for timber, On The Verge is a snapshot of outdoors culture in British Columbia. The way we reconcile industries that give us access to the wilderness with the destruction they cause. The desire to protect our backyard but keep it for ourselves at the same time. The importance of these places to the people who have shaped them and been shaped by them in return.”



“Finding Solitude”

By: Old Growth Media

https://vimeo.com/493215885

Finding Solitude is an environmental film about saving the alpine, glaciers and forests on Vancouver Island. Through interviews with scientific, environmental and indigenous cultural leaders the film explores the importance of alpine, glacier, and forest eco-systems. It also examines the current state of the region and the critically important steps to obtain a sustainable future.”