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The people you will meet in this exciting program have all made decisions to take the hard road. They could play it safe or make it easy on themselves, but some people just aren’t comfortable being comfortable, and that can be inspiring.
USA, 2020, 14 min., English
Fire lookouts used to abound across the wilderness in North America, but like so much in the woods, they have become diminished. There are a variety of reasons, including less wild places and advanced technology, but there are some folks still out there looking for smoke amidst the trees. Ode to Desolation introduces us to Jim Henterly, a naturalist and illustrator who continues to do this unusual yet valuable work.
DIR: Lindsey Hagen
PROD: Lindsey Hagen
EXEC PROD: Lindsey Hagen
EDITOR: Chris Naum
USA, 2019, 14 min., English
Keeping expeditions supplied is hard work out there on the northside of Alaska’s Denali mountain. Motorized support is not permitted, and the conditions are brutal, with efforts considered to be more perilous than the world-famous Iditarod. Of course, the people who do this work are not famous, but this short doc shows just how challenging their task is and why they are the right ones to do the job.
DIR: Scott Yorko, Zach Doleac
PROD: Scott Yorko
EXEC PROD: Zach Doleac & Scott Yorko
EDITOR: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
USA, 2020, 15 min., English
For some people, coming out as LGBTQ is intimidating enough, but what about queer folks that also want to get out – as in outdoors? To lead the inexperienced, Perry Cohen started a non-profit called Venture Out that works to encourage and inspire the LGBTQ community to take trips into the wilderness and see what a life-improving—if not life-saving—experience this can be.
DIR: Palmer Morse, Jamie DiNicola, Matt Mikkelsen
PROD: Jamie DiNicola, Palmer Morse, & Matt Mikkelsen
EXEC PROD:Jamie DiNicola
EDITOR: Palmer Morse
USA, 2020, 9 min., English
The environmental movement has been working toward positive change for at least half a century, yet this remains hard to come by. That is why many in the movement believe that peaceful civil disobedience is the best tactic for change. Step Outside tells the story of a one-day protest walk in the Bay area in an activist effort to shut down the Wells Fargo global headquarters.
DIR Quinn Costello
PROD Ralph King
EDITOR Quinn Costello