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HUMAN X Synopsis

Human X, is Thierry Donard’s documentary about extreme sports athletes who demonstrate tremendous sporting resilience in the face of increasingly chaotic climate challenges, exploring their ability to adapt to the most dangerous conditions.

These athletes who practice extreme sports, we consider them “extreme humans” because of their ability to overcome fear, risk, the different physical and mental challenges they face. In a world facing growing climate issues, these athletes are fine examples of sporting resilience.

This new documentary invites you to follow these extraordinary humans on a splendid journey through unspoiled and fascinating nature. From the vast expanses of British Columbia in Canada, to the vertiginous snow-capped heights of the Mont-Blanc massif, without forgetting the monstrous waves of Western Australia which explode on granite slabs. Thierry Donard’s new opus explores the formidable adaptability of “extreme humans” and the way they manage risk in these hostile environments with often increasingly unpredictable conditions.

Follow the impressive aerial ballet of French speed riders Valentin Delluc and Ugo Gerola, the journeys of Canadians Ryan McIntosh and Christopher Beaton on their Mountain Bikes, the brothers Kerby and Cortney Brown surfing powerful waves in barely 40 cm of water! Or the young chamoniards and very promising riders of steep slopes Zian Perrot-Coutet, Mathieu Moullier and Gaspard Ravanel. Feel with them the thrill of a life of adventures entirely dedicated to ‘glisse’ (sliding) sports.

These athletes remind us how much humans like to push their limits even more and how much nature remains sovereign in many situations.

These humans, we call them: Human X.