**RENT FOR 48 HOURS: **Born out of a desire to showcase the strong, inspirational, adventurous women of the outdoor world, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of short films that will entertain, enthral and enlighten.
This program features the 6 films listed below:
BLUE U.S.A., 4 minutes Blue is a fantastical journey into a young girl’s imagination. Fresh off training wheels, the 4 year old Alaskan local begins to push her boundaries and explore what’s possible on her bike, her eyes naturally drifting to the mountains. We dive into a world of her fantasy and explore the mountains, glaciers and rivers of Valdez by fat bike with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes hailing from Alaska and beyond. Blue is a testament to the inherent creativity, innovation and strength forged in women of the north.
FREEFLOW UK, 4 minutes Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack and introspection from one of the world’s best rock climbers.
TIDAL South Africa, 25 minutes: A Film by Leila Kidson Tidal follows Lisa Beasley’s journey after a horrific BASE jumping accident encourages her to return to the ocean. Lisa’s journey begins with a childhood love of water and sea life. Through her recovery, she finds herself drawn to the tidal pools in Cape Town’s beautiful ocean spaces. These tidal pools become meaningful to Lisa’s recovery she finds herself working to protect these ecosystems from the systematic threats that loom. As communities begin to form, education on the topic of marine protection increases and Lisa is able to rediscover her love of the ocean and its healing capacity.
WHEN I LOOK BACK USA, 4 minutes. A film by Christopher Bramley When I Look Back follows four women mountain bikers ripping around Moab, Utah. But this is not your typical adrenaline-fuelled adventure film. Both lighthearted and contemplative, it’s a glimpse into a tight-knit group of friends doing what they love and picking each other up when they fall down.
OPERATION MOFFAT UK, 20 minutes. A film by Jen Randall This is the film that inspired the launch of the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour. A film created by women about an incredible female character. Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britain’s First Female Mountain Guide Gwen Moffat.
RUN INDIA Australia, 43 minutes Having achieved her goal of becoming the first woman and youngest person at the time to complete the Four Desert Grandslam, four 250km desert ultramarathons in a single year, Samantha Gash didn’t want to stop running – but she did want to run with more of a purpose. So she teamed up with World Vision to run across India and shine a light on the plight of Indian girls and their quest for equality and education. For 77 days she ran in the heat, the crowds and the dust. She dodged cars, buses, bikes, cows and the odd camel. Run India takes us along for the ride and it is a brutally honest raw account of her ups and downs along the way.