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3000 Cups of Tea ~ A new documentary explores the fall of Greg Mortenson

A new documentary addresses allegations leveled by the television news magazine 60-Minutes and acclaimed author Jon Krakauer against philanthropist Greg Mortenson. Husband and wife filmmakers Jennifer Jordan and Jeff Rhoads of Skyline Ventures Productions announced Friday their plans to create a new project that explores the controversial fall from grace of the once beloved founder of […]

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Afghan Cycles first look

Set to premiere during the 2014 adventure film season the much anticipated documentary Afghan Cycles posted its trailer today on Vimeo. A movie that tells the story of the first women’s bicycle team in Afghanistan this much anticipated flick aims to demonstrate the power and courage of female athletes leading the way toward gender equality […]

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Afghan Cycles

  I first met Shannon Galpin in 2007, about a year after she created her non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain. Hoping to find a common bond between the alpine culture of her home community in Breckenridge Colorado and rugged the high altitude provinces of Afghanistan she works to create empowerment opportunities for women and girls to […]

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Cool on Kickstarter: Frame By Frame

When Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli went to Afghanistan they fully intended to bring back the story of storytellers. But what had begun as a short film about the rise of photojournalists who came on the scene with the fall of the Taliban in 2001 has turned into a much more expansive project that aims […]

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Afghan Dreamers

Following up her 2012 “Streets of Afghanistan” project social activist Shannon Galpin has launched a new initiative to raise awareness for the plight of women and girls in Central Asia. Afghan Dreamers is a new book now in production with the help of Make Stuff Sharp that aims to further incorporate art as a powerful […]

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Streets of Afghanistan, an interview with Shannon Galpin

Shannon Galpin is one of ten 2013 Adventurers of the Year. Vote every day for the People’s Choice! On her most recent trip to Afghanistan in late October, human rights advocate Shannon Galpin returned a bit of the nation’s own culture. In a series of life-size photographs, the Colorado resident delivered artistic expressions of the Afghan […]

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Move Shake: Shannon Galpin

A review of the new film from Red Reel Media directed by Allie Bombach Women’s empowerment advocate Shannon Galpin was one of the many incredible people whose story inspired the creation of the Joy Trip Project. As the founder of the non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain her selfless dedication and sacrifice in service to women and […]

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Three Cups of Tea- The Play

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Millions of people around the world have read the bestselling book Three Cups of Tea. Written by David Oliver Relin and Greg Mortenson it’s the amazing true story of one man’s journey to turn a failed attempt to climb K2 into an international […]

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Mountain 2 Mountain

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS  An interview with executive director Shannon Galpin In her travels through Afghanistan the locals call Shannon Galpin the blond, blue-eyed infidel. At 36 this mountain bike racer from Breckenridge, Colorado makes her way through active war zones waging peace. As the executive director […]

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Chand Ast? Afghan street artists ask “How Much?”

Shannon Glapin has been back from her most recent visit to Afghanistan for a weeks now. The founder of the non-governmental organization Mountain 2 Mountain makes frequent trips to Central Asia to advocate for the well being of women and children. When her most recent blog entry appeared on the Huffington Post I was pretty […]

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