Adventure, Inspired Film Program, featuring Stacy Bare

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Stacy Bare will MC the 2016 Adventure, Inspired film program.

Tickets for the Adventure, Inspired film program with Stacy Bare are available here.

Adventure, Inspired features a dynamic lineup of films with a message of inspiration: those who love to play in our majestic mountains, rivers and valleys can and should be the foremost champions of their defense—and that defense will not be complete until it includes all Americans.

The evening will be MC’d by Stacy Bare. It will begin with a presentation of The 2016 SHIFT Award winners, followed by a lineup of films introduced by their producers, directors and protagonists, who will then discuss, on stage, what we need to do as Americans to protect the places in which we play.


Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy

Producer/Director: James Q Martin | Run time: 15:51 minutes

In person: James Q Martin

“If anything can save the world, I’d put my money on beauty.” – Douglas Tompkins

Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, while simultaneously adventuring around the world, completing first descents of the world’s toughest rivers. A Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild landscapes of Patagonia, and Kris and the Tompkins Conservation team’s efforts to continue his audacious mission.

PACE: Pedal to Peaks

Produced by: Joey Schusler | Run time: 2:43 minutes

In person: Brody Leven

Adventure skier and storyteller Brody Leven chooses to adventure in a human-powered fashion. This award-winning short tells the story of his activism through mountain adventure.

Running Wild

Director: Danny Schmidt | Run time: 7:08 minutes

In person: Mike Kautz, Program Director, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation

In February of 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought possible in the area: a wolverine. This elusive creature hadn’t been spotted here for nearly 40 years. This one photograph set in motion a massive undertaking to find if these badasses of the animal kingdom were setting up shop here for good. Under the guidance of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, ultrarunners took to the mountains setting up and checking camera traps around the ecosystem in search of more photographic evidence. The result? A comprehensive survey of wildlife in the range and a model for citizen science projects everywhere.

Diversity and Inclusion In Our Wild Spaces

Produced by: Teresa Baker | Run time: 8:13 minutes

In person: Gayle Hazelwood, Senior Urban Program Manager, National Park Service

In May 2016 a campfire discussion in Yosemite National Park addressed one of the most important issues facing the conservation movement and outdoor recreation: improving the diversity of both the visitation to and the employment within our parks and wild spaces. Produced by Teresa Baker, the Founder of African American Nature and Parks Experiences, this short film explores a stark reality: until our public lands are relevant to all Americans, the movement to protect them will not be strong enough to succeed.

When 1 Million Black Women Walk

Produced by: Teach for All | Run time: 5:33 minutes

In person: Morgan Dixon, Co-Founder, GirlTrek

Morgan Dixon is building a movement of (54,178 and counting) African American women who are dedicated to self-care, collective action and the transformation of their communities.

What If You Fly

Producer: Taylor Rees & Renan Ozturk | Run time: 9:46 minutes

In person: Taylor Rees

Hawaiian artist and muralist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. HULA) traveled to the arctic waters of Baffin Island, Nunavut, to paint a portrait of a local Inuit woman on the sea ice. This is the most technical and remote location that Sean has ever attempted a mural, and the wild forces of nature at the top of the world are unpredictable. But for Sean, the physical and creative risks are worth it for a chance at something new.

The Teewinot Picnic

Director: Galen Knowles | Run time: 10:09 minutes

In person: Zeppelin Zeerip, Producer, Cinematographer, and Partner, WZRD Media; participant, 2016 Emerging Leader Program

Jackson, Wyoming, artist Kelly Halpin grew up in the shadow of the Tetons, where the fragility of the balance between man and land is ubiquitous. A human-powered excursion from town to the top of 12,326-foot Teewinot and back offers her, quite literally, a chance to immerse herself in the landscape of her home. World premiere.

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