The Sanctity of Space

USA | 2021 | 102 min. | Renan Ozturk, Freddie Wilkerson

October 7, 2021


Lured by a black-and-white photograph, three renowned climbers pursue the ultimate adventure and show us why humans must explore.

Live virtual Q&A scheduled with co-director Renan Ozturk.


The Sanctity of Space follows climbing buddies Renan Ozturk, Freddie Wilkinson, and Zack Smith as they retrace the steps of legendary mountaineer, explorer and photographer Bradford Washburn, who put up many of the first ascents in Alaska. Inspired by Washburn’s photographs of Alaska’s Denali National Park in Alaska from 75 years ago, The Sanctity of Space weaves Washburn’s extraordinary story with the trio’s obsession to traverse the Mooses Tooth massif, which contains some of Alaska’s most forbidding peaks.

  • Director: Renan Ozturk, Freddie Wilkerson
  • Principal Cast: Renan Ozturk, Freddie Wilkinson, Zach Smith, Brad Washburn, David Roberts
  • Premiere Status: US
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 102 min.
  • Producer: Kate Holland, Ryan Kampe, Taylor Rees
  • Screenplay: Freddie Wilkinson, Chad Ervin
  • Cinematographers: Renan Ozturk, Freddie Wilkinson
  • Editors: Erin Barnett, Chad Ervin
  • Music: Logan Nelson
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Lost on Everest (2020)
  • International Sales: Visit Films