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Directed by Lucy Walker


Lucy Walker collaborated with verite specialist DP Nick Higgins and editor Pedro Kos to create this intimate, compelling, multi-layered documentary.

As the 2010 Winter Olympics approach, Kevin Pearce is considered the only snowboarder who can beat his best-friend-turned-arch-rival Shaun White, the legend of the sport. While attempting a new trick Kevin crashes, sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As he begins to recover he immediately wants to get back on his snowboard, despite doctors telling him that even a tiny blow to his head will kill him. The film crafts cinematic sequences using both new footage and 232 archival sources to create a tale of family, growing up and self-acceptance, which raises important questions about our culture of extremes, and reveals a remarkable family's functionality in the face of disability challenges.



National Non-Profit: LoveYourBrain

LoveYourBrain is the message that embodies our positive approach to brain injury prevention and healing. Our programs are designed to build community, foster resilience, and help people understand the importance of loving your brain.

Local Non-Profit: Think First Foundation

The mission of ThinkFirst is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy.