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Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Climate Change, Cool on Kickstarter, Film preview, Fun Film Friday / 21.03.2014

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 long-term habitation. Though, few people on Earth would ever want to live there. But the subject of a new documentary film currently in production calls this frozen wasteland home. Throughout a long career...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Cool on Kickstarter, Diversity, Environmental Journalism, Film Review, National Geographic, National Parks / 07.02.2014

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 a new generation of American citizens to outdoor recreation Juan and Vanessa have begun a life together in service to the wild places they cherish as well as members of their community whose...

Adventure Media Review, Cool on Kickstarter, Diversity, Film preview, Interview, National Parks, Yosemite / 29.08.2013

  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 great work of wilderness preservation well through the next century and beyond Amy and Dana are creating a series of 10 films dedicated to reminding each of us exactly why the National Parks are...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Climbing, Cool on Kickstarter, Environmental Protection, Film preview / 20.08.2013

[caption id="attachment_224925" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Majka Burhardt and Sarah Garlick scouting lines on Mount Namuli[/caption] 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 the opportunity for ground breaking research and a spirited conservation initiative and you’ve got the makings of an incredible story....

Afghanistan, Cool on Kickstarter, Film preview, Life Out Loud, Photography / 09.08.2013

[caption id="attachment_196579" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Farzana Wahidy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_196608" align="alignright" width="300"] Najibulah Mustafar[/caption] 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 to illustrate the role of unbiased reporting in the creation of an emerging democracy. As they follow the lives of four photographers in...

Cool on Kickstarter, Film preview / 05.08.2013

Through our imagination each of us is blessed with the gift of flight. In our mind’s eye we can see far past the limitations our physical surroundings, even our bodies to look forward into a bright future full of exciting adventures. In a new short film, Henrietta Bulkowski by Lift Animation, the boundaries of fantasy are stretched beyond measure as a young woman with a severely curved spine dares to spread her wings in a home-built airplane. Although she can not lift her head to even see the...