: History
: Pierre Antoine Hiroz
: MC4/ Point Prod / Arte / RTS
: Download
: September 2020
: 16/9, HD
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The first traces of human skiing activity could be as ancient as 5,000 years and the first cave paintings of man skiing date back 1000 years ago approximately. But Modern history skiing birthplace is ultimately set in Northern Europe in today's Sami territory. From the Mid 19th Century on, this transportation means developed rapidly to facilitate trading of merchandises and carry military equipement. At the turn of the century it became the leisure and sport activity for the happy few and has bloomed to become today’s most popular winter sport. This film retraces the historical context and brings back to life with rich archive sources this flourishing boom of skiing, revealing surprising facts and unexpected stories.