How can climbing shape the world we want to see?
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Directed by Bing Liu /2023/ 37 Min

Mariana Mendoza and Miguel Casar are attracted to proud, challenging boulders and approach the sport with passion and dedication.

At the same time, they believe that climbing hard is not the only thing that matters. As lifelong social justice advocates, they ask: How can we use climbing to cultivate joy and connection in our communities? Can climbing create opportunities for meaningful growth? How can we use climbing to shape the world we want to see?

The Filmmaker


Bing Liu
Bing is a China-born, Midwest-raised filmmaker best known for directing Minding the Gap, which was nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 91st Academy Awards and won a Peabody. He was also a segment director on America to Me, which premiered on Starz and was hailed as one of the best TV shows of 2018. He codirected All These Sons with Joshua Altman, which won Best Cinematography at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and the Maysles Brothers Awardffil at the Denver International Film Festival. He is currently developing several scripted and nonfiction projects. Photo: Tim Davis

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