The Faction Collective is proud to present its third award-winning feature film in conjunction with Red Bull Media House, Roots.

Through eight inspiring chapters—from the caves of the Italian Dolomites to the nightscapes of Ruka, Finland to the mythical peaks surrounding Verbier, Switzerland and beyond—Roots highlights the foundational elements that attract us to the sport of freeskiing, in all its forms. Each chapter has a distinct colour, destination, crew of riders, and style. Twenty-six of our generation’s top freeskiers reveal the underlying reasons that inspire them to click into their skis, no matter how many falls it takes to unlock the perfect line or trick.

In Association with 1% for the Planet and Climate Partners, Roots is a climate neutral film.

Skiing by: Alex Hall, Alexis Ghisleni, Antti Ollila, Astrid Cheylus, Bella Bacon, Ben Buratti, Blake Wilson, Cody Cirillo, Daniel Hanka, Duncan Adams, Elisabeth Gerritzen, Kadi Gomis, Mac Forehand, Margaux Hackett, Markus Fohr, Matěj Švancer, Mathilde Gremaud, Micah Evangelista, Sam Anthamatten, Sandra Eie, Sarah Hoefflin, Simon Charrière, Sophia Rouches, Tim McChesney, Tim Sivignon & Yann Rausis

A Production by Bluemax Media
Directed by: Etienne Mérel
Produced by: Tim Harty
Executive Produced by: Alex Hoye & Florian Moser
Principal Cinematography: Etienne Mérel, Julien Eustache, Jasper Newton, Tyler Hamlet
Aerial Cinematography: Stephane Guigné, Nicolas Roubin, JC Lelard, Geoffrey Le Moal

Supported by: GoPro, Julbo Eyewear & CAST Touring

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