The Search For Freedom: New Documentary Examines "Cultural Revolution"

Finding Freedom from Living in the Moment

National Theatrical Event August 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--()--THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM (documentary – 92 Min) written and directed by Jon Long, is being released in select theatres across Canada on August 6 for one night only. This is Long’s follow up to the groundbreaking documentary EXTREME, which was seen in IMAX theatres by almost 800,000 people in Canada alone. The Search for Freedom has been gathering several festival awards and has recently finished an 80+ city theatrical event in the US. The film is being released in Canada by Entertainment One and internationally by Universal Studios.

“Despite appearances, what drives the characters in this film is not so very different from the fuel that successful artists, scientists and entrepreneurs run on: passion, creativity, grit, and a willingness to try new things and fail.”

THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM is the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

This revolution has been televised, but the film explores the human stories behind this movement that has spilled into primetime. Ski film Godfather Warren Miller explains that, "The basic instinct of a human being is his search for freedom." The film explores how living in the moment and doing what makes you feel most alive can be key to that freedom.

“I wanted to tell a bigger story about this movement," says Long, “Despite appearances, what drives the characters in this film is not so very different from the fuel that successful artists, scientists and entrepreneurs run on: passion, creativity, grit, and a willingness to try new things and fail.”

In The Search For Freedom, these characters are searching for something larger than themselves, whether that's an ocean, a mountain or a city street. By exploring timeless themes such as pushing your comfort zone, risk, fear and the unquenchable desire to learn, the film unravels the cultural implications of these lifestyles through candid conversation and some of the finest adventure footage ever assembled.

Theatre Listings: http://thesearchforfreedom.com/screenings/
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/129589590
Web site: www.thesearchforfreedom.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSearchforFreedom

For more information contact info@thesearchforfreedom.com
Or call Laura Zeman 250-505-2532

Contacts

For more information:
Laura Zeman, 250-505-2532
info@thesearchforfreedom.com