BENOFF: Inspiring Eco/Outdoors Shorts

Start Date:
July 13, 2019
End Date:
July 13, 2019
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A program of inspiring short films with environmental/ nature/ outdoor themes.  Some of our selections:
 
AKUNA
USA / Duration: 6 mins 
Directed by: Jess Colquhoun
 
“I didn’t think I had a future,” Will Robinson says of coming home from Iraq with PTSD and injuries. For 12 years, he endured the dead ends of medication-and-alcohol abuse and ineffective therapy. Then inspiration struck. He tackled the Pacific Crest Trail, then the Appalachian Trail, walking 3,800 miles on his own path to recovery. “Hiking gave me the ability to be the person that I always was, the confident person who was capable of doing anything,” says Robinson, whose trail name is Akuna. He’s already eyeing his next objective: The Continental Divide Trail.
 
CLIMBING OUT OF A DISASTER
USA / Duration: 9 mins
Directed by: Dominic Gill
 
Bryant Huffman spent his days’ deep water soloing, sport climbing and bouldering as the founder of Climbing Puerto Rico. Then Hurricane Maria dropped a nuclear bomb of water and wind, which destroyed much of the island. With his work as a guide temporarily suspended, Huffman and his climbing buddies put their skills to good use by morphing into emergency arborists. And out of the devastation comes a glimmer of something positive. The hurricane peeled huge chunks of limestone from cliffs, creating scores of new routes. Climbing Out of A Disaster about shifting your perspective to see the silver lining in calamity.
 
THE THEORY OF HUMAN MOTIVATION
USA/ Duration: 3:15 mins
Directed by Duct Tape Then Beer
 
What gets you up in the morning? There are fundamentals: water, air, food. But from there it gets deeper. If you’re like us, it’s a need to thrive, grow, to become the person we dream of being. We wake up to close the gaps between the supposed to do’s and the want to do’s.

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