The first time Christa climbed Kilimanjaro, it was the hardest thing she had ever done: she didn’t fit in, she felt too slow, too fat. She didn’t make it to the peak.
Years later, she decided to finish what she started, this time with a group of 20 plus-sized women, determined to conquer the roof of Africa and, in doing so, to make way for others who, like them, have been told their body types do not belong on a mountain. They call themselves the Curvy Kili Crew. The film follows the group from training through the climb, all the while delving into the themes of fatness, representation, self-acceptance and everyday acts of courage, through intimate interviews with the women on the mountain and in their homes.
One of the most inspiring documentaries in recent memory, Kili Big is a an absolute gem of a film that follows a group of women flipping societal expectations and stigmas on their head.— Guy at the movies
Without giving away vital plot information, I can say that the way in which Celeste’s situation is handled—both behind and in front of the camera—is skillful and powerful at once.— Project Nerd