An American Ascent : internationally acclaimed documentary
Free screening at the Orinda Library Auditorium
April 20, 2016 at 7 pm
AN AMERICAN ASCENT is a feature documentary about the
first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.
In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy by encouraging inner city kids to get outside. An American Ascent is a feature documentary from producers Andy Adkins, George Potter and James Mills, about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.
Expedition member, Scott Briscoe, will introduce the film and speak about his on-going work with the National Outdoor Leadership School to help connect all Americans to the wild places that help to define our nation.
The nation's wild places from national and state parks to national forests, preserves, and wilderness areas belong to all Americans. But not all American use those resources equally. A staggering number of American do not consider the outdoors as a place for them.
In 2013 the National Outdoor Leadership School set out to achieve an ambitious goal. They aimed to put the first team of African-American climbers on the highest peak in North America, the Alaskan mountain called Denali. Nine climbers set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color. Their gripping beautifully filmed story is involving, challenging and worth viewing.
Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Orinda Library, in partnership with the Orinda Association.
For more information, contact the library at 925-254-2184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.