Film and photos by Yama Folk (@yamafolk)
We missed it when it was released back in 2020, but Grateful is a pertinent film by Yama Folk that seeks to contribute to the ever-important conversation of mental health through the lens of bikes and photography. Set against the immense backdrop of his home in British Columbia, mountain biker and photographer Alec Suriyuth (@alecsuriyuth) speaks about his creative journey and the things he’s thankful for that give meaning to his life. Friendship, photography, and the freedom to ride mountain trails have provided Alec with a renewed sense of appreciation and gratitude for the natural world, which the film notes are a “small but significant part of mental health.” Watch it below:
We stumbled upon this film via Outer Shell Adventure’s journal, and you can find the original post with an interview with Alec (and lots of other good stuff) here. Learn more about Grateful on Yama Folk’s Exposure site, here.
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