Over the last decade, Base Jumping has become quite popular among extreme sports fans while the sport counts almost 40 years of history since the late 70s.
Founded by Carl Boenish, the father of the sport, who died during a jump in the 1984, this unique activity brought into light the courage and stamina of a man whose main desire was to be free by all means. Sunshine Superman involves Carl Boenish’s life, his tremendous thirst for adventurous jumps off and his everlasting attempts to go beyond jumping borders. Jumping off cliffs, skyscrapers or anything else, Carl Boenish is considered to be a pioneer in the sport of jumping, involving him parachuting from any fixed structure. However, Boenish had walked the extra mile by coming up with four categories of jumping off, introducing the acronym BASE, standing for Buildings, Antenna, Span and Earth.
Sunshine Superman, directed by Marah Strauch, released in the US theaters on May 22nd, represents a heart breaking documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, whose constant curiosity to explore jumping off has led him to the most breathtaking ventures of all times in base jumping. ‘’What’s next?’’ was his motto that made him a legend.