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Soaring to New Heights: Acrobatic Paragliding in the Alps

Filmmaker Shams captures pilot Théo de Blic's aerial maneuvers in the French Alps. Experience the sights and sounds of paragliding as de Blic soars above the Saint-Hilaire du Touvet Funicular. Every year thousands come to this region for the Coupe Icare (Icarus Cup), a free-flight festival that takes place every September.

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