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April 25-28, 2019

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Sunday Feature Film + Awards Ceremony

3 – 5:30 PM

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THE WEIGHT OF WATER

(United States, 1 Hour 18 min)
Director and Producer: Michael Brown

The Weight of Water is the story of a blind adventurer taking on an absurdly improbable challenge, kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment. “It’s so hard to be fully in the moment because there’s so much fear, there’s so much anxiety, it’s like a person looking through a window at an experience rather than being in the experience,” said Erik Weihenmayer.

*Filmmaker + Special Guests

*Community Partner: Challenge Aspen

AWARDS CEREMONY

Banff – Best Film and Grand Prize (2018)
Denver International Film Festival
– People’s Choice Award (2018)
Boulder International Film Festival
– Call To Action Award (2018)

Sunday | Film Program IV
Changemakers

12 – 2:30 PM

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THE WOMAN WHO FOLLOWS THE WIND

United States, 6 min)
Director: Aubrey Aden-Buie

Mikaya Heart was 52 when she first tried kitesurfing. She saw someone kitesurfing and said to herself, “I’m going to do that.” So she went out a bought a kite a never looked back. Kitesurfing has become an obsession for Heart, now 66, and has helped her to let go of many of her material possessions in order to travel wherever the wind takes her. But it is more than just a sport she loves. Kitesurfing also helped to heal the traumas of her past, and lead to the manifestation of a joy-filled life rather than one of anger.

OSAMA & AYMAN

(United States, 8 min)
Director and Producer: Sam Price-Waldman, Ben Mullinkosson, Chris Cresci

Osama and Ayman Abdeldayem are brothers, skateboarders, entrepreneurs, Americans, and Muslims. As they skate through the streets of our nation’s capital, they navigate growing Islamophobia with characteristic style and humor.

IN DUE TIME

(Greenland, 17 min)
Director: Andy Maser
Producer: Lindsey Hagen

In Due Time is the story of two men who trekked 105 miles across Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail in less than four days. The film showcases their journey—one that is physically challenging and emotionally eye-opening. As Mike Chambers and Jason Antin make their journey in the cold winter of 2018, they openly explore their thoughts on fatherhood, family and adventure—and how the proper balance between these three is necessary for their happiness.

*Filmmaker + Special Guest Expected

COWGIRL

(United States, 6 min)
World Premiere
Director and Producer: Juan Grobler

An inspirational story of a local Carbondale girl whose dream is to become a rancher and cowgirl in what is largely a man’s world. Her trials and tribulations reveal her fight against the odds to make her dream a reality.

*Filmmakers + Special Guests Expected

THE QUIET FORCE

(Mexico, United States, 35 min)
Director: Sophie Danison, Hilary Byrne
Producer: Greg Epstein

Through individual experiences living in tourism-driven mountain communities, The Quiet Force explores social and economic impacts of the Latino immigrant workforce relating to the current national immigration policy.

*Filmmakers Expected

DEAD LAST

(United States, 9 min)
World Premiere
Director: Dylan H Brown
Producer: Sarah Herron

An inspirational short film that follows a young woman with one hand through her journey of overcoming self-limiting beliefs and attending the paraclimbing world championships.

*Filmmakers + Special Guests Expected

JUST A CLIMBER (For Bears Ears)

(United States, 4 min)
Director: Greg Cairns
Producer: Luke Mehall

Just A Climber (For Bears Ears) is the result of 20 years of thinking and recreating in Indian Creek, Utah. When the newly enforced protections are threatened by political partisanship Luke Mehall sharpens his tools from his rucksack of poetry, and prepares for the battle to save Bears Ears.

SACRED STRIDES

(United States, 12 min)
Director: Forest Woodward, Anna Callaghan, Marie Sullivan
Producer: Anna Callaghan, Marie Sullivan

Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native Americans. In March 2017, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears––and to send a message of unity. The Sacred Strides for Healing Prayer Run wove from tribal homelands across the Southwest to Bears Ears. Meet the people who are participating in the public lands conversation with their feet, and learn about why this land is so important to them.

*Filmmakers Expected

MY DEAR KYRGYZSTAN

(Kyrgyzstan, 13 min)
Director: Alex Pritz, Noam Argov
Producer: Noam Argov

Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in one of the most remote places on earth: an abandoned Soviet mining village in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Tracing his roots to the nomadic tribes that once roamed the area, Emil has returned to put his village of Jyrgalan back on the map by convincing wealthy tourists and famous bloggers to go there on vacation.

AKUNA

(United States, 6 min)
Director: Jess Colquhoun
Producer: Lindsey Hagen

Hailing from New Orleans Louisiana Will Robinson, enlisted in the US Army at age 22. At the time, serving was his life line, a way out of trouble. After 5 years of service in Iraq, Will was discharged with injuries and severe PTSD, deeming him unsuited for service. Upon returning home, Will felt completely isolated and hopeless. That’s when he took up hiking, and began on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. This summer he finished the Appalachian trail, walking a cumulative 3,800 miles on his road to recovery. His goal is to heal and promote healing through hiking for anyone else who’s suffered the effects of emotional and physical trauma.

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