We Vault Captures the Elegance of Equestrian Vaulting
on 04 August 2015
To some, horseback riding is enough of a challenge; for others, it’s just one part of their performance. These gymnasts are specifically equestrian vaulters, an ancient sport that filmmaker Sharif Hamza explores in his latest short film, “We Vault.” Donning custom body suits, the vaulters first practice their acrobatics on stationary equipment, later taking their graceful moves to the tops of their equestrian companions. Using slow motion, thoughtful narration and a haze of warm sunlight, Hamza brilliantly captures the elegance of the age-old sport and its passionate young participants.