Must Watch: Rapha Films Presents | Descent (Feature Film)

Das ist die Geschichte von Ana Orenz. Rapha erzählt in Descent von dem fast fatalen Sturz der Ultrafahrerin und ihrem Weg zurück in den Sport. Orenz verletzte sich bei einem Sturz das Rückenmark, ihr Gesicht und lähmte ihren Unterkörper. Ihre extrem emotionale und inspirierende Story findet ihr hier. 

Following a near fatal crash in 2021 that left her bed-bound and unable to walk, Ana Orenz could think of only one correct course of action – to return to the race that nearly killed her just one year on.

Pitched to Rapha on the terrace of Kendal Mountain Film Festival in 2021 by Best Short Film winners Rufus Exton and Steve Bliss, Descent tells the remarkable tale of a life lived in devotion of the bike, where passion becomes obsession and the tests of true strength go far beyond the physical – when the ultimate test of endurance exists inside the mind. A working, single mother and ultra distance cyclist, Ana’s life is geared toward solitude but has been shaped by the presence of others.

From childhood disability to triple-everesting and then sustaining life-altering injuries, this is the journey of coming to terms with a body you no longer recognise and relearning what it is, and is not, capable of. 

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