The Great Outdoors Shorts Program


Breaking Trail

Directed by: Jesse Roesler
Emily Ford sets out with Diggins, a borrowed Alaskan Husky sled dog, to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers and discover they’ve become figureheads in the movement to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone.
30 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

Ghost of the Towers

Directed by: Michael Blake
For National Geographic photographer Keith Ladzinski, Expedition Biologist Celeste Silva-García, and Chilean guide Eduardo Minte Hess, nature is where their minds are clearest, their senses most elevated. With the help of trackers, this fast-paced, eight-day expedition to the Torres Del Paine region of southern Chile is to seek and document the legendary and elusive puma.
24 min / USA & Chile / 2020 / English
Rating: TN

Last Last Hike, The

Directed by: Céline François
83-year-old Nimblewill Nomad is about to become the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. His trek began on Flagg Mountain in Alabama, the true southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Throughout his odyssey, he meets hikers along the way and shares the magic of Flagg Mountain, where he has been the caretaker for the past three years. With more than two decades and 50,000 miles of hiking experience behind him, will this really be his last last hike?
20 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: TN


Directed by: Patrick Blum
An action-packed short documentary based on a world-renowned whitewater kayak race held every year in Saluda, NC.
8 min / USA / 2020 / English
Rating: MT

Waiting for Waves

Directed by: Jacob Zaoutis
A look inside the raw world of New England east-coast surfing through the eyes of three men who have dedicated their lives to the ocean.
21 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT
*program total runtime 103 min



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