JANINA KUZMA TALKS ABOUT ‘EAST WEST’
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK WATSON
(This story originally featured in Wild #177, Spring 2020)
For the first project of her ‘A Winter Affair’ series, Janina Kuzma set off with Anna Smoothy and Ayako Kuroda to ski traverse New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The resultant documentary, ‘East West’—a selection in this years Women’s Adventure Film Tour—is at turns beautiful, inspiring, historical, and harrowing. But it’s tragic, too; the impacts of climate change on this amazing landscape are all-too-apparent. Here, Janina speaks a little about the East West project and what she saw.
“When I started ‘A Winter Affair’