“Ikigai is a Japanese concept that centers around the idea of finding one’s reason for being. Being a climber and artist is my reason. As a filmmaker and climber of color from the South, I was inspired to create a short video in an attempt to promote diversity within the climbing community and other outdoor related activities” says filmmaker Lucius Williams IV.
“The reason I created this video, is to open a dialogue to inspire and encourage black and brown people, regardless of age and gender. Outdoor exploration can be an enlightening learning experience that isn’t exclusive to any given demographic.”