5POINT FILM FESTIVAL just released their 2013 teaser (above). While there are some familiar frames of the genre we’re calling “adventure porn,” for me the human expressions quickly overshadow the gnar.

And yet, those expressions of pain and victory are tied to it. This selection of moments reminds me that the mindset that pushes us to climb a mountain is the same that challenges us to do anything in life — anything except stand still. It’s the doing that leads to heartbreak or joy. It builds meaning. It creates story. Through story we get to connect with these doers on an emotional level, even if it’s just for a few minutes during a short film.

As a bonus, it seems, there’s footage of someone wakeskating a cranberry bog. Having lived in New England, I’ve never passed a bog without wanting to tear it up. Finally, somebody’s done it. That film will be at the top of my list.

To learn more about 5Point, read my interview with Executive Director Sarah Wood.