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<span class="caps">THRU-HIKE</span>

Direc­tor:  Tris­tan Oliv­er

US Pre­miere at Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val

Have you trad­ed your dreams for the secu­ri­ty of work?  As a dis­il­lu­sioned stage­hand with fears of com­mit­ment, film­mak­er Tris­tan Oliv­er faced this dilem­ma and resolved to chal­lenge him­self. Two years before the release of Wild — the pop­u­lar tale of a woman hik­ing the Pacif­ic Crest Trail alone — he decid­ed to hike all 2,650 miles of that same rig­or­ous trail, hop­ing to find him­self some­where between south­ern Cal­i­for­nia, where he lived, and Cana­da, where he was born.

Along the way, he dis­cov­ered that his emo­tion­al jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery was just as dif­fi­cult as the phys­i­cal chal­lenges he faced.  Reflect­ing on his adven­ture, Oliv­er observes, “Car­ry­ing all my extra gear and food over each moun­tain pass was excruciating…The hard­est part was con­vinc­ing my body to keep mov­ing for­ward, when all it want­ed to do was stop.”

Released in 2017

42 min­utes

Explor­ers and Adven­tures


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