A film about breaking the cycle of abuse, resilience
and the power of community
Over the last three and a half years, Rebecca Byerly has filmed across three continents to tell a powerful story about three seemingly ordinary – yet truly extraordinary – women who run the world's longest, most mountainous ultra-marathons. Women of the Mountain is a deeply personal film that explores the physical and emotional terrain of their lives, as well as her own. In the film, grueling 200-mile races through the Himalayas, Alps and Sierra Nevada serve as a backdrop to the testament of the human spirit, the enduring bonds of female friendship, and the need to hold onto and strengthen family ties no matter how painful that may be.