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Campfire Stories ~ a publishing initative inspires tales by firelight

Few things in the human experience are more profound than the power of storytelling. Dating back to the days of our earliest ancestors members of our tribe gathered around the fire at night to share their experiences of life on Earth. Camped under a blanket of stars primitive men and women recounted their adventures of […]

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Rewilding ~ Easing the transition back to society through nature

Anthony DeJesus is a product of his environment. Raised in the Bronx borough of New York City his life circumstances were defined by poverty, crime, drug abuse and violence. Confined first to the failed social infrastructure of low-income housing and foster care Anthony found himself on an inevitable course that like many young African-American men led […]

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Cool on Kickstarter: Coming To My Senses

The world of adventure is too often defined by the exceptional accomplishments of extraordinary people. Exploits on high mountains or epic ocean excursions mark the gold standard of compelling action narratives. But after decades now of first ascents and record-breaking conquests little remains to inspire the audience toward higher expressions of the human experience. Even […]

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth

The Earth is constantly speaking to us. The language of our planet is a subtle form of communication through which those who are willing to listen can hear the most profound messages. And in a new book by photographer Chris Burkard a child learns that when we engage the world in a conversation there’s a good […]

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Drawn Premieres at Banff!

  Of the many wonderful films schedule to premiere at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival few are more eagerly anticipated than “Drawn” by climber and artist Jeremy Collins. The title sequence, posted this morning to Vimeo offers an exciting preview of the wonderful live action and animated feature film slated to be released for […]

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Finally! The Wolf & The Medallion premieres online

Three years after it’s premiere in 2011 the groundbreaking film “The Wolf & The Medallion” will premiere online at the web site It’s A Short on May 12, 2014. A new distribution platform dedicated to sharing short films over the Internet, the subscription service which launched in March aims to help talented filmmakers earn money […]

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Cold Love ~ a documentary details a white hot passion for polar exploration

It’s hard to imagine a more hostile environment than the Arctic. A block of ice at the top of globe the North Pole is hundreds of miles from the nearest landmass. Through winter it regularly posts temperatures 35 degrees below zero. And constantly shifting ocean currents makes it impossible to build a permanent structure for […]

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Love in the Tetons

At the heart of every great adventure there is a love story. And for National Geographic Young Explorer Juan Martinez, the long journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the craggy peaks of the Grand Tetons took a romantic turn on the day he met National Park Ranger Vanessa Torres. Both dedicated to introducing […]

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Cool on Kickstarter: The National Park Experience

  Independent filmmakers Amy Marquis and Dana Romanoff have a story to tell. And even though many of us might think that we’ve heard it before, it’s time to think again. In 2016 the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. And in the hopes of continuing the […]

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Cool on Kickstart: The Lost Mountain Film Project

Professional climbers Majka Burhardt and Kate Rutherford are pulling together a cadre of scientists and filmmakers to help preserve the environment around a high mountain in Africa. Mount Namuli is the second highest summit in Mozambique. With a 2000-foot cliff face it’s a natural destination for these two adventuring women. But add to their mission […]

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