This weekend we are eager to see again, on a giant screen this time (!) at Iulius Park, “Loic and the Flolopapys”, a documentary film on rock climbing and a group of young friends, directed by Dominique Snyers. Nominated in the semifinals for the Transylvania Mountain Festival 2020 Trophy, we enjoyed the story presented by Dominique and we also have discovered his immense passion for mountaineering and knowledge sharing. In this special interview, we will unveil the real story behind the “Loic and the Flolopapys“(2019) film.
The key image of the Loic and the Flolopapys documentary film.
About Dominique Snyers
Dominique Snyers, called by his friends Dom, studied engineering in Belgium and at the Stanford University in California. He holds a phD in Computer Science from the Caen University in France.
Besides his work as a University teacher, entrepreneur and creator of IT start-ups, Dom has been accompanying numerous adventurers, often younger than him, into the wilderness, on both horizontal as well as vertical environment.
He set up the association capexpe.org, a community of adventurers in order to encourage the dream of adventure and its autonomous realization in the cheapest way as possible thanks to the community.
His main motivation has always been teaching and knowledge transfer. That is also why he is now fully diving into film realization to try finding answers to the following question: « Why in our modern society that is everyday becoming more and more virtual and is openly rejecting any notion of risks, do we see more and more young people engaging themselves into risky adventures to reconnect with the wilderness? »
In his first film “The Nahanni whisperer” (see nahanniwhisperer.com), he led four young climbers over the 650 km of rapids of the Nahanni River to climb the magnificent face of the Lotus Flower, deep in northern Canada.
In his second film Altaitude (altaitude.com), he spent three weeks in a remote Mongolian yurt with 19-year-old Damien to explore the snow couloirs of some of the highest peaks of Mongolia, on the border with Russia and China.
Dominique Snyers – climbing in Utah