THREE FILMS THAT SHARE THE COMMON GOAL OF OVERCOMING PHYSICAL ADVERSITY TO SUCCEED IN THEIR PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS.
ALL AMONG THE BISON tells the story of Steve Holly and Cody Spencer, two entrepreneurs and activists working in Southwestern Alberta. Both are dedicated in different ways to restoring balance and a natural order that has been lost. Set in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies as well as Canada’s prairie grasslands, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, the film showcases the work of these two passionate individuals: Steve Holly works with physical and cognitively disabled individuals to restore their access to outdoor recreation and Cody Spencer re-introduces bison to their natural habitat of the prairie grasslands in an effort to help restore native grasses and biodiversity, preserving this precious resource for generations to come.
Directed by Duncan McDowall | Runtime: 19 mins
ELEVATED: effective communication is a challenge that every climber faces. It’s a sport that requires intense focus, dedication, and overcoming fear. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and outdoor advocate working to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the outdoor industry, one crag at a time.
Directed by Palmer Morse | Runtime: 15 mins
ONE KIDNEY CLIMB: KILIMANJARO: Kidney Donor Athletes climb to Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about live organ donations. Hulick and the rest of the climbers are part of 22 separate donation chains. When someone donates to a stranger on behalf of someone they know, it sets off a chain reaction and an opportunity for many more lives to be saved.