Yügen, a Connections Movement film

Yügen, a Connections Movement film

Rafael Pease is the man behind Connections Movement. After three years of hard work, Yügen is finally a reality.

Yūgen is a 3-year borderless mountain-based documentary film that explores the connection we as mountaineers and environmentalists share with the natural world.  Following the journey of snowboard mountaineer Rafael Pease and crew as they travel throughout the corners of the world, trudging gear into unseen locations the crew works tirelessly to capture the true essence of being one with the mountain. Experiencing the most unique untold stories of the ecological conscious that resides deep in the soul of the mountains, told through the perspective of legendary humans who coincide in these very places.

Places of Yügen:

  • Hokkaido, Japan
  • Patagonia, Chile
  • Andes Range, Chile
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Yukon territory, Canada
  • Haines, Alaska
  • Pamir Range, Kyrgyzstan
  • Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Full film to be released in September 2018



Connections Movement is a production collective that is made up of individuals from distinct backgrounds to create unique artistic products. With the ideal of exploring the connection we as humans hold with the environment through various distinct lifestyles, cultures and geographical locations. We delve into this topic not only by living in some of the most remote and rugged places on Earth but also by shining a light on the perspective of native cultures in all the places we visit. The goal is to explore topics of cultural and ecological conservation from the perspective of the legendary humans who’ve inhabited these places for generations. With explorers, filmmakers, and subjects from all over the world, we are working to combine these vastly differing perspectives into films that truthfully represents the environments that bring us all together.


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