“Snowmads – A Foreign Native” is a skiing documentary never seen before. The feature-length NINE&ONE film reflects Austrian skier Fabian “Fabi” Lentsch’s year in Iran, an epic tale of perseverance, friendship and Persian powder. The long-awaited movie has been selected by American Documentary Film Festival, is shown in selected cinemas since March 04, 2022 and on Red Bull TV.
A Foreign Native displays the Austrian’s quest to find perfect snow and cultural experience in Iran. “This time I really wanted to lose my role as a tourist”, says Fabi who had fallen in love with the Middle-Eastern country on some shorter trips in the years before. “I wanted to settle in Iran, get an apartment in Tehran, get a car.” He decided to stay for a year and “become as local as possible”.
During his previous trips to Iran, Fabi had already made a few local friends and explored the epic landscape of this mystical country. This time around, he wanted to fully immerse himself. The adventure turned out to go far beyond the steep Iranian lines and Persian powder to capture Fabi’s process of embracing life in Iran — from renting an apartment, speaking Farsi, to even learning to play the Kurdish Tanbur.
Film website: snowmads.world/aforeignnative/
Production: NINE&ONE in co-production with Red Bull Media House
Executive Producer for NINE&ONE: Karin Lechner
Executive Producers for Red Bull Media House: Florian Moser, Anton Poggio
Producer: Karin Lechner
Director: Jonas Abenstein
Further Snowmads film projects feat. Fabian Lentsch:
Innsbruck. Powder. People. (2021)
Snowmads – Sense of Home (2019)
Ya Mas – Snowmads in Greece (2017)
Snowmads – A Journey Towards Eastern Suns (2016)
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