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For 15 years, Sasha Provotorov, and his friends have escaped the boredom of Soviet bureaucracy by rafting the extreme rapids of the Altai mountains. A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE shows these Siberian rafters tackling incredible rapids and canyons - in rivers that claim over 50 rafters every year. As the glacier melt swirls around the rocks throwing the white water high in the air, you'll see the rafters negotiate the twists and turns of the river - rafting has never been seen like this on film. Sasha, photographer and filmmaker, and his friends, literally risk their lives and bodies to bring us this dramatic footage. This is high adventure amid the wilds of a land little known to the western world.

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Richard Dennison
Martin Guinness  Glenn Singleman  John Weir
Martin Guinness
Dir. of Photography
Michael Dillon


John Weir

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Fleur Films Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • International Festival of Mountaineering Films
  • Mountain Film in Telluride
  • Festival International du Film D'Autrans Montagne & Aventure
  • Trento International Festival Of Mountain and Exploration Films
  • International Mountain Film Festival
  • Graz Mountain Film Festival
  • Banff Festival of Mountain Films
  • ALPINFILM - The New York Mountain Film Festival