The Future of Nature Film Series Presents: An American Ascent

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Group putting it on: Future of Nature Film Series

When: Wednesday, October 25, 5:30–8:30 pm

Where: Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

Cost: $5

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Building upon the success of last year’s series, we’re joining forces once again with Red River Theatres in Concord to present this exciting three-part event! The Future of Nature Film Series is sponsored by Harvest Capital, Louis Karno & Co. and Sheehan Phinney and features films that dive deeply into the environmental issues that affect our backyard, our planet and our way of life. Following each film is a talk with local experts about how the themes presented touch down in the Granite State. Offerings last year included the plight of fishermen, human impacts on migratory birds, and the largest dam removal project in the country.

October 25th join us for the conclusion of this year's series with AN AMERICAN ASCENT, sponsored in part by Orr & Reno. AN AMERICAN ASCENT is a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.

In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber today's white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of people in this soon-to-be majority do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. By taking on the grueling, 20,310-foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to shrink this Adventure Gap by building a legacy of inclusion in the outdoor/adventure community.

The film addresses the often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the world's most iconic peaks. We'll follow the film with a talk with local experts about how the themes in AN AMERICAN ASCENT touch down in the Granite State.

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