Exciting news! Hike the Divide: A Conversation about Climate Action on the Continental Divide Trail has officially been selected to the 2019 Portland Eco Film Festival! The film will be joining 24 others over 4 days of screenings at Portland’s historic non-profit Hollywood Theatre. Hike the Divide will be screening at 2 pm on September 28th, along with the short film “Where Life Begins” , directed by Katie Schuler:
“Along the Arctic Coast, at the northmost point on American soil, we explore the inseparable bond between a Gwich’in mother and her child, a caribou mother and her calf, the sacred and fragile moments after birth and the importance of protecting the place "Where Life Begins".”
The screening will be followed by a discussion/Q+A with yours truly.
Those of you who have followed this project for a while, or from the get go, will understand how meaningful selection to this festival is to me. You know that when I reached the Mexican border, I had no experience with filmmaking, and that the 26 hours of interview footage I had captured was not intended to be hewed down into an 80 minute film. Yet here we are, nearly three years later, and the stories I found will at last be shared with the world. Thanks to all who have supported this endeavor in any way.
For those in and around Portland, here is the link to buy tickets to the festival, or to just the screening of Hike the Divide: http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/2019-festival-schedule
For the rest of y’all, hang tight! I hope to have options for you all to see the film very soon.