86 mins


Ashima is an intimate portrait of 13-year-old elite rock climber Ashima Shiraishi and her quest to stamp her name in the record book as the world’s youngest climber to climb a V14-graded boulder problem. Accompanying Ashima on her journey to South Africa’s Golden Shadow is Poppo, an eccentric, hermit-like, retired avant-garde dancer, who also happens to be her father. Emotional and rooted in character, Ashima is a love letter not only to climbing, but to immigrant parents and the realization of the American Dream.

Production Team

Kenji Tsukamoto

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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All Rise Outdoor Project Inc.

Founded in 2021, ALL RISE is an experimental program founded by Brain Dead, Long Beach Rising, and rock climbing phenom Ashima Shiraishi with the mission of making climbing and outdoor activities more accessible to marginalized communities. So far, ALL RISE has built a free-to-all climbing wall inside Long Beach Rising and established a scholarship program for those who want to pursue the sport.

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