Beyond The Summit

Beyond The Summit

Isabel Guayasamin, Eduardo Narváez
An exciting and inspiring story about Zuko's life, which exemplifies the human spirit's preseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. He worked as a professional mountain guide for 15 years before being injured and losing the mobility of his legs. However, this does not deter him, and he demonstrates to us, through his inner search and the expedition to Kilimanjaro, that limits only exist in our minds.

Isabel Guayasamin

Isabel is a globe-trotting visual artist who was born in Ecuador and is based in New York City. She earned her Fine Arts degree from the University of Madison-Wisconsin and her Master's degree in documentary filmmaking from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a member of the U.S. State Department's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative and a freelancer for international NGOs dedicated to environmental protection and social equality. As the director for Raiz Films, she made her debut 2019 with the feature Beyond the Summit, which was recognized at the Awareness Film Festival and was featured in festival across Europe and South America. The film was her first foray into inclusion in adventure sports, combining her passion for nature and storytelling.


Eduardo Narváez


  • – Whistleblower, Summit & Festival 2022 – Official Selection/ World Premiere (USA)
  • – Girando Festival de Cinema Itinerante 2022 – Official Selection (Portugal)
  • – Awareness Film Festival 2022 – Selección Oficial / Merit of Awareness (USA)
  • – INKAFEST. Mountain Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection / Best Latin American Film (Peru)
  • – Ecuadorian Film Festival New York 2022- Official Selection (USA)
  • – Premio Colibrí 2022 – Nominated for Best Documentary (Ecuador)
  • – Breaking Down Barriers 2022 – Official Selection (Russia)
  • – First-time Filmmaker Session @Pinewood Studios 2022 – Official Selection (UK)
  • – Barcelona Sport Film Festival 2023 – Official Selection (Spain)
  • Original title Beyond The Summit
  • Director Isabel Guayasamin, Eduardo Narváez
  • Duration 54
  • Production year 2022
  • Theme Sports, Nature, Travel
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format 4K
  • Category Feature Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Gender Sports
  • Nationality Ecuador, Norway
  • Producer Raiz Films, FILMAVDELINDEN
  • Dialogue language Spanish
  • Subtitle language English