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Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2019

2h 0m Adventure, Documentary, Mountain Biking 2019


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 toured Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Showcasing a 2 hour program of the most heartfelt, inspiring and entertaining films celebrating adventurous women from independent film makers around the globe.

Featuring a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour will connect with both the avid adventurer and the armchair adventurer alike.

By celebrating the female adventurous spirit, we aim to make women in the outdoors more visible. But Gutsy Girls screenings are not just for women - they are for all of us to celebrate diversity and inclusion and the rad ladies of the adventure world.

Films included in this program: 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.

DIVIDED Scotland, 39 minutes Follow Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter on the Tour Divide, a 4417km self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to the Mexican border. It is a raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day.

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.

MEL Australia, 4 minutes At 35-years of age Mel Stamell has pretty much tried it all: kayaking, climbing, caving, mountain biking, and skiing. The Canberra local isn’t your average female adventure enthusiast, she is passionate about trying new sports, pushing the boundaries and overcoming obstacles. Her diminutive stature doesn’t suit a lot of outdoor equipment so she customises her own. With a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, she’s taken on the challenge of building a lot of her own sporting equipment, including a fibreglass kayak. The aptly named short film Mel showcases both her skill and her stoke.

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.

Plus When I Look Back and The Paige Alms Story

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