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Still from Spirit of the Peaks

Arts & Culture Salida announced the addition of the nature documentary Spirit of the Peaks to the Salida Film Festival. Protect Our Winters, GARNA, and Salida Film partner for the special presentation. The festival is scheduled for May 11 through 14 at the SteamPlant Event Center in Salida.

Produced in partnership with Wondercamp, NativesOutdoors, and REI Studios, Spirit of the Peaks is co-directed by Connor Ryan and Tim Kressin. It is a film about the struggle for balance between two worlds. Caught between athletic passion and cultural obligation, a Hunkpapa Lakota skier learns to be a better relative to the mountains where he skis and to the people who once called them home.

According to Ryan, a Hunkpapa Lakota who skis on Ute land, the film’s mission is to play a role in “restoring balance with all inhabitants of these mountains by illuminating the Utes’ culture and traditional knowledge that can benefit everyone in the fight to preserve the land and dissipating snowpack.”

Spirit of the Peaks shows at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13. A virtual question and answer session with executive producer Len Necefer will follow.

The addition of this film expands upon the original lineup, which includes A Love Song, Mystic Vibrosis: A Guide to Living Indubiously, Cisco Kid, Little Richard: I am Everything, and See More Than… Shorts programs. For more information on the festival, read AVV’s previous story covering the upcoming event.

$85 four-day-passes or $11 individual program tickets are available at the festival’s box office and the SteamPlant Event Center’s website.