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This short, quiet profile of Norwegian ski maker Thomas Aslaksby hearkens back to the days when cambered and rocker were carved or bent into a ski, not pressed in some giant hiss contraption. Aslaksby teaches traditional ski making in Valdres, Norway, and if you aren’t completely hooked and ready to sign up when you see these sticks take shape, you will when the beautiful carvings begin to decorated their tops.

“In our day,” writes filmmaker Silje Ensby, “it´s a way of connecting to our cultural history, and keeping this ancient knowledge from disappearing.”

Amen.

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