“It appears to me that there’s a refined suggestion that climbing a mountain is the reserve of the gymnasium junkie and smaller bodied people,” says one of many girls on the heart of upcoming documentary “Kili Massive” in a brand new trailer for the movie. From director Ida Rodriguez Joglar, the doc follows 20 plus-sized girls on their epic quest to climb to the summit of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The ladies, who name themselves the Curvy Kili Crew, share their experiences of judgement, and the teachings of self-acceptance they’ve discovered alongside the best way, as they embark on their journey collectively. They’re used to being checked out, receiving feedback on what they’re consuming, and different folks having restricted expectations of what they’ll obtain. However whereas they’re from totally different backgrounds, and have totally different motivations for desirous to climb the mountain, collectively all of them work in the direction of their shared purpose.
“I believe that I simply discovered a lot about being worthy,” one in all them shares when reflecting on the journey.
Joglar was awarded the Athena Breakthrough Award for “Kili Massive,” her function debut, earlier this yr on the 2022 version of Athena Movie Pageant. “This being my first function movie, I don’t assume I dared dream of receiving this kind of recognition,” she mentioned upon receipt. “I’ve discovered a lot about breaking via the limitations of judgment, of stereotypes and self-doubt, from the ladies on this movie. I’m endlessly grateful and honored that they trusted me to inform their story.”
Joglar beforehand wrote and directed the quick “Evaporar.”
“Kili Massive” will stream free of charge August 18 completely on Crackle.