The Moment is a story that extends beyond the sport and into how this movement created one of the biggest tourism industries in British Columbia. Photo submitted.

Comox Valley filmmaker brings The Moment to the Sid

Darcy Hennessey Turenne, a former Highland graduate is poised to launch her new documentary The Moment March 7 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

The film has garnered five-star reviews from legions of mountain bike fans around the world as it uncovers the origin of freeride mountain biking, it’s provenance in British Columbia, and the rebellious group of backwoods adrenaline junkies that changed the course of a sport that nobody wanted.

Formerly a professional mountain biker herself, Hennessey Turenne had unparalleled access to the pioneers of the sport to make this film. The Moment is a story that extends beyond the sport and into how this movement created one of the biggest tourism industries in British Columbia, and quickly became one of the fastest growing sports around the world.

This is the origin story of a small movement of mountain bikers and filmmakers who rose up, challenged the status quo, and turned the sport of cycling on its head: No rules, no sponsor, no claim. All they wanted was to feel free and ride their bicycles down the unthinkable.

Hennessey Turenne is an award-winning director originally from, British Columbia who has written and directed short films, commercials, and music videos for clients ranging from Audi to Patagonia and Jive Records.

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