The Frozen Road

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Vimeo
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Ben Page
Media Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts Ben Page's winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as he completed his bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’,

"I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world's 'last great wildernesses'."

Notable awards for the film:

'Special Jury Mention' - Banff Mountain Film Festival
'Best Director' - Bilbao Mendi Film Festival
'Spirit of Adventure' - 5Point Film Festival
'Best Adventure Film' - New York WILD
'Best Exploration and Adventure Film' - Fort William Mountain Film Festival