Joey Schusler (USA)
RJ Ripper
20 min
Joey Schusler (USA)
Sports in Mountains & Nature

Lobende Erwähnung 2018

As an action movie, this portrait of a Nepalese mountain biker is on par with any generously sponsored commercial sports production. However, the story we are told probes deeply below the genre’s usual cool gloss and impresses an audience with insights into the soul of a socially sensitive as well as passionate sports freak.

Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ