Where the Rope Ends

Where the Rope Ends

2023 | 68 min. | Baylee Sinner

November 20, 2023

6:00 pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

A Washington-made documentary film featuring a woman's 60-foot fall while canyoneering, and the profound (and sometimes tumultuous) self-discovery that followed her brush with death. 

Subject Nichole Doane and Director Baylee Sinner scheduled to attend for a post-film Q&A.

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In her relentless pursuit of happiness, Nichole found herself drawn to the exhilarating realm of canyoneering. Little did she know that this new daring interest would lead to a life-altering 60-foot fall, during which she would catch a glimpse of the happiness she was chasing.

A perilous volunteer search and rescue mission brought Nichole to safety only to face a new set of challenges and severe physical injuries.

Determined to regain her former life, Nichole disregarded her pain and learnings and continued the repetitive cycle of pushing toward a perceived happiness that was always just out of reach. At her lowest point, Nichole was forced to quit pushing against her reality, to sit still and ultimately uncover the secret path to happiness.

  • Director: Baylee Sinner
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 68 min.