Road movie - Completed 2017

Leonardo Martinez (37), a mountain sportsman who suffers a spinal cord injury, shows us that limitations are an illusion, revealing deep reflections on life and the human soul on an epic trip through The Andes.

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Ventana Sur 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Road movie, Drama, True Story
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alico ROBIRALTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ary WERTHEIN (Tres Lados Music)
    • Synopsis
    • POKE was born and raised in Malargüe, province of Mendoza, Argentina. It is in this town that he discovers his love for nature. He learns to ski as a young boy and later as an adult he starts to earn a living as an instructor. At the age of 25 he suffers a spinal cord injury that leaves him paralyzed from the waist down and this is how his life radically changes. Some years later Poke overcomes his situation and becomes the first Argentine to participate in the Winter Paralympic Games (Vancouver 2010). This leads him to promote adaptive skiing in Argentina, motivating other people in his same or similar condition to try it and bring them closer to it. Time passes and Poke goes further, he discovers new adapted sports like sit-wake, generating himself the resources to be able to carry them forward. In this way the figure of Poke grows, making people happy, showing us that life has the most beautiful places, everything depends on where one looks at it. This documentary portrays the story of a man who reveals us deep reflections on life and the human soul, showing us that boundaries are an illusion on an epic trip through The Andes.