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Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

Oscar-winning Free Solo wife- and- husband directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin debated the niceties of promoting one’s own work in a talk about their filmmaking careers – spotlighting the professional climbers who have been the subject of two of their films.

They were talking at an event in the CPH:Conference Artists & Auteurs series at CPH:Dox on March 21.

“There’s always been those athletes that were really good at self-promotion – leveraged what they did to make their career or start a business,” said Chin, who is also a professional climber. “But there’s also, in the inner circles of climbing you call that person an’spraymaster’ – they are constantly spraying about their accomplishments.

Vasarhelyi replied: “It comes down to personality more than ethos.” “This is not OK for women. You have to be self-advocate. Because people won’t necessarily notice.”

Because people won’t necessarily notice.”

“I don’t disagree with that,” replied Chin, in the good-natured discussion. Vasarhelyi and Chinare attending CPH:DOX with their fourth feature as co-directors: Wild Life

, about the eco-activism of Doug Tompkins, the founder of North Face clothing brand. Tompkins, who was a key part of the film’s production, died in a kayaking accident in 2015.

“It was really nice that I made a film with a female director,” Vasarhelyi said. “Ultimately she finds her voice” and causes this tremendous change.

The director shared her feelings about the process. “I hate making the film. You keep saying no, not, no, until it becomes so meaningful that you have to say yes.” We don’t know how many films will be made after Free Solo

10 and each film must have great meaning.”

“We also do a lot dividing and conquering, which allows us to literally be in two different places at the same time,” said Chin. It’s a chaotic job, but we’ve learned to take it day-by-day.”

It’s pretty chaotic, but we’ve learned to take it day-by-day.”“Day-by-day, he says,” responded Vasarhelyi. “I know what I’m doing every single day for the next three months.National Geographic Films is releasing

Wild Life in the US on April 14.The duo discussed


(working title), the film they have boarded through their National Geographic output deal, about acclaimed explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship that sunk in 1915 and was finally discovered last year. The project was announced as part of the Explorer series last year. It will now be a feature and debut exclusively on National Geographic channels. Ruth Johnston, Vasarhelyi, and Chin produced it for Consequential. Bob Eisenhardt also produced it for their Little Monster Films. Executive producers are Dan Jones and Paul Woolf for Little Dot Studios, Consequential’s Ted Richane, History Hit’s Dan Snow and Bill Locke, Anna Barnes of Little Monster Films, and Carolyn Bernstein with National Geographic Documentary Films.[Shackleton]”

pre-sold the rights to his footage of his expedition in order to finance the expedition,” said Vasarhelyi in Copenhagen. “Which is fascinating if you think back on 1916. He said that he brought a full crew to film the footage. It was also why they paid for it.

Climbing accessThe pair also discussed the impact their popular documentaries Meru10 and Free solo

10 had on climbing.[climbing] “There was more stoicism, people took pride not necessarily publicising what they did when I was growing up in Yosemite.

Many climbers wouldn’t talk about their past activities, and it would be months or even years later that you found out. People took pride in showing that they were doing it for the sport and less about making themselves great.

” Are we sure it’sn’t a colonial patriarchal legacy of elite climbers who promoted the ethos of not discussing it as the manliness it is? Vasarhelyi, who advocated greater access to the sport, said that you were tough. “Now, I think it has been exploded – women are climbing. Kids are climbing. It’s a huge deal to add women. Although the culture is changing, I believe it’s still celebrating hard work and pushing yourself. It’s not how we talk about it, there’s more access. That’s our hope.”

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