An American Ascent

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Roxie Theater Sun, Apr 17, 2016 8:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Andrew Adkins
George Potter
Year of Production:2014
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Big Nights
Keep it Wild
Running Time:69 min.



Nine African Americans set out to change the face of the outdoors by taking on America's highest peak: Denali. There has never been an expedition like this before. They know a staggering number of people of color do not consider the outdoors as a place for them and Expedition Denali plans to prove these adventures are for everyone. Their goal is not only to summit, but to inspire a new generation to get outside and become stewards of our wild places. As we mark the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, this is an insider's view of adventurers' motivations and reactions as they face a grueling adventure on the continent's biggest mountain.

DISCUSSION WITH: Scott Briscoe, Expedition Denali and film's subject.

Centerpiece Sponsor:

Wells Fargo

Community Partner:

Literacy for Environmental Justice

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Additional Information

Andrew Adkins has produced films for the National Park Service, National 4-H Council, and many other organizations, including two seasons of the Emmy-winning Montana PBS series TERRA.

George Potter has traveled the world as a conservation biologist and filmmaker. He has produced documentaries such as the first film on all twelve Native tribes of Montana.