“To live is to risk”: this is Jean-Marc Boivin’s motto. His playground was nature; mountaineering, parachuting, flying, shipping and base-jumping were some of the tools he used to explore life and new frontiers, being highly attracted by the mysteries of land and by uncertainties. The son of this great character makes us discover his father’s extraordinary life, commenting on his most spectacular deeds and adventures, through library pictures and important video images.
Born in 1953 in Chamoniard, France, Gilles Chappaz is a journalist, television consultant, ski instructor and member of the Higher Council of Mountain Sports. He is the film producer for Migoo Productions, which specialises in making mountain films. He works on the production of France 3’s programme Montagne Magazine. As a director, he has made a host of documentaries and films about skiing and the mountains, including Sur le fil des 4000, Lignes de Pente, Berhault, La Voie Terray and Extrement Votre. He has taken part in numerous editions of the Trento Film Festival.