Bouldering champion Angie Payne leaves everything behind when she accepts an invitation from veteran climber and explorer Mike Libecki to join him on his sixtieth expedition to a remote island in French Polynesia. Their objective: to put up a first ascent on the south face of 3,264-foot Poumaka. Directors Andy Mann and Keith Ladzinski capture blood, sweat, and tears as the team climbs through mud and fear into the vertical jungle mayhem.

Directed by Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann.


Poumaka: First Ascent Jungle adventure on Ua Poa

2016 US 15 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Short
Topic: Global Perspectives