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The journey of Karinas life, both before and after her near fatal accident, has been documented by numerous filmmakers throughout the years. Here are the trailers of a few international movies that have made an impact on their audience. If you want to download the entire movie, please visit Itunes or youtube.

20 seconds oF joy

Year of production: 2007

Running Time: 57min

Karinas incredible adventures and indomitable spirit were captured by filmmaker Jens Hoffman in a documentary about Karinas life. ”20 Seconds of Joy” won several awards worldwide such as Banff Mountain Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Hotdocs Festival, Toronto. 

made of steel

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 00:20 sec

Norwegian Karina Hollekim was one of the greatest free skiers and base jumpers in the world — until she had a near-fatal parachute crash in 2006. She was told she would spend the rest of her life in wheel chair, but she refused to accept the prognosis and has fought her way back to life. In May 2012, she participated in The Haute Route, a high-level skiing tour from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland.

The route of this classic skiing challenge is measured to be 180 km long and takes place in a 10.000 meters level. Normally this takes about seven days to finish. To Karina “The Haute Route” symbolizes a final test. This proves that she has overcome the bad predictions and gone back to being just a “normal” girl.

Made of Steel won "best director of a foreign feature film" - London International Film Festival i 2013

Fatimas Hand

Year of production: 2006

Running Time: 00:37 sec

Karina Hollekim's scariest moment - and how she lived to tell the tale. Norwegian B.A.S.E Jumping and Free Skiing superstar Karina Hollekim has always thrived on pushing herself to the limit but a B.A.S.E Jumping venture on the edge of the Sahara desert last year proved to be extreme in more ways than one. It was also an experience that shook her to her core and made her confront the dangers of a lifestyle that many admire but few would have the courage to pursue. This is her story.

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