The Crash Reel 
United States 2013, 90 mins
Director: Lucy Walker
Aged 18, Kevin Pearce was a starlet of the professional snowboarding circuit.
Having racked up numerous championships and high-profile sponsorships thanks to his aerial wizardry, he was considered a shoo-in for the 2010 US Winter Olympics team—his only competition for podium places coming in the shape of long-term rival Shaun White.
But just weeks before the Olympics, the unthinkable happened: Pearce suffered a horrific accident in training, leaving him with serious damage to his brain and one of his eyes.
Despite a lengthy rehabilitation process, and the risk that any further trauma could have fatal consequences, Pearce insisted he would return to the sport, against the wishes of his loved ones.
Immersing herself within both snowboarding culture, and Pearce’s close-knit family group, this is an incisive insight into the world of extreme sports, where danger is the criterion of value..