LUCY WALKER, Director, CRASH REEL.
Festival section: Berlinale Special.
Lucy Walkers documentaries always have the most amazing subjects and stories. She followed blind children climbing mountains, a Brazilian artist making art from waste and now it is Kevin Pearce’s time. Being only 17 years of age he was the best American snowboarder bound to participate in the Olympics. But then he had a crash and suffered an almost fatal head injury. Crash Reel follows his recovery, the bitter acceptance that his career is over before it even started and his process to find a new life.
Reporter: Beatrice Behn.