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Film screening | Alex Lewis: Mountain

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We are pleased to bring you an exclusive screening of the film titled ‘Alex Lewis: Mountain’. This film documents the gruelling expedition of Hampshire residents Alex Lewis and David Collinson up the highest mountain in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen. Using an off-road, solar-powered, mobility handcycle which was designed at the University of Southampton.

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We are delighted to bring you an exclusive screening of the film titled Alex Lewis: Mountain, produced by the acclaimed, award-winning film director Simon Ratigan, which documents the gruelling expedition of Hampshire residents Alex Lewis and David Collinson up Ethiopia’s tallest mountain, using an off-road, solar-powered, mobility hand cycle.

The 14-day expedition took place in October 2019, six years after Alex Lewis developed Septicaemia from Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome. Seven months of lifesaving surgery saw Alex lose his left arm above the elbow, his right arm below the elbow and both legs above the knee as well as having facial reconstruction where the infection took over his face and limbs.

During this epic film we are taken from the A&E department, to the design and technology laboratories here at the University of Southampton, and then to the spectacular scenery of the Ethiopian Highlands. Sit back and watch how together they overcome countless challenges, preparing for the expedition and on the mountain itself, and push themselves and their equipment to the limits whilst on the roof of Africa.

Alex, Simon and David will be joining us for this event and following the screening they’ll be an exclusive Q&A session with all three.

This screening will begin promptly at 19:00. Please arrive 10 minutes before this to allow enough time for registration and to take your seat.

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Location and contact

Highfield Campus

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ