An American Ascent

Nine African Americans set out to change the face of the outdoors by taking on America's highest peak: Denali.

Directors

Andrew Adkins, George Potter

Country

USA

Year

2014

Running Time

69 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

Green Film Fest Screening - April 17, 2016

SF Premiere. 

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.

 

Encore Series - July 20, 2016

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