[nfb-talk] {Disarmed} Fw: Film Everest Legends and Warriors

Beth Wright beth.wright at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 29 19:00:17 CDT 2010


Just thought I'd pass this along in case some people on the list were interested.

Beth Wright
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                  Dear Friends,

                  I sincerely hope that this summer is proving to be a meaningful time for you. I was privileged, thanks to many of you, to see a lot of the world over the last four months working for excellent clients and holding Adventure Film School sessions. When I am away I often get news days or weeks after it happens. It is a slightly different experience to hear about events after they are no longer considered 'breaking news'. We listened to the BBC in Everest Base Camp as news of the Icelandic volcano and the Gulf Oil Spill unfolded. It seemed like a very distant world.

                  Sometimes it seems that important news gets lost or becomes less interesting because we are numb to the story. I hope that we don't ever become numb to the story of the men and women fighting for us in Iraq and Afghanistan. This October we will have an opportunity to join a group of soldiers who were wounded in these wars as they embark on an adventure to climb a 20,000-ft Himalayan peak. Erik Weihenmayer and his Everest team from 2001, along with Outside Adventure Film School participants and writers will make up the civilian portion of the expedition. I look forward to seeing the soldiers as they recapture the feeling of being part of a team overcoming a serious challenge. I also look forward to reconnecting with our Everest team as we approach the tenth anniversary of the historic climb. I think both groups will gain a lot by working together.

                  The Expedition is called Soldiers to the Summit.

                  We are inviting trekkers and Adventure Filmmakers to come along and help us make a film of this expedition. Let your filmmaking friends know about this opportunity to be part of an expedition that can only be described as a trip of a lifetime.

                  Michael Brown
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                  The Wounded Warriors of 
                  Soldiers to the Summit 

                  ddWe've been lucky to spend a few days training with veterans Cody Miranda, Steve Baskis, Mike Nishimoto and Aaron Isaacson of Soldiers To the Summit. These video profiles share insight on their tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, and speak volumes of their resolve to recover from the injuries they suffered while serving our country.  Their optimism towards the Nepal expedition is contagious, and we look forward to meeting eight more wounded warriors on the adventure. Join us in the Himalaya and help document these important stories for the rest of the world to see!

                  Mt. Kenya Is Breathtaking Site For a Film School

                    Students filmed their trek up Mt. Kenya 
                  in the company of heart transplant recipient, 

                      Kelly Perkins.   People like Kelly leave us yearning for more meaning in our travels. Creating films to promote her noble mission is what makes Adventure Film Schools like this one such a meaningful experience.

                  Students Climb Boulder Flatirons

                  d      Students and instructors from the Bhutan and Kenya film schools took a break from an intensive week of editing to climb the eight-pitch First Flatiron in Boulder. What other film school offers experiences such as this?   


                         This was the first time rock climbing for one of our students, Evan Grimm, who joined us from Florida.  Timmy O'Neill, climber, film personality and motivator extraordinaire, helped on the climb.  

                  Alum Builds on Film School Training

                         John Dickey, a student at the 2010 Colorado Backcountry Film School, is one of many alumni making films these days. John's latest is about a Boulder, CO climber recovering from injury. Angie Payne, who stars in the film, finds that her return to climbing after a long absence makes her time on the rock that much more rewarding. 

                  Alerting All Alumni!

                        Submit a wide variety of films to the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, including short documentaries, skate films and music videos. The Early Bird deadline is August 31st, so submit your latest work!


                  Outside Adventure Film School: Michael, Stacy, Mike, Rob, Tyler, Laura, Kaitlin, Zack, and Ted


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