The Climber

Status: Completed
All his life, candle-maker Ruud Snel has been tied to his wheelchair. In many aspects of everyday life he needs help from others. However, he has learned that disabled people can also realise their dreams.

So why not try to climb the highest tower in Holland? Accompanied by his dog Boomie, he climbs the steps of the 112-metre tower of the 14th-century Dom Cathedral in Utrecht. From the top, he looks down on his hometown. Ruud Snel demonstrates that people don’t have to be tied down, even if their bodies aren’t perfect.


Scenario & director Sherman De Jesus
Camera Peter Brugman
Sound Robert Polderman
Editor Dick van der Meer
Sound design Jack Bol
Music Willem Erné