Our featured documentary is 500 Days in the Wild, from Award-winning director and cinematographer, photographer and author Dianne Whelan, who is the only person to complete this epic journey of discovery—hiking, biking, paddling, snowshoeing and skiing across the country. Dianne ended this journey a bit wiser, more hopeful, in love and with a passion to share her story. For a woman in her 50s who is not an extreme athlete, it was sometimes gruelling, occasionally harrowing, often exhilarating and always surprising. She started out alone, disillusioned with the state of the world and worried about climate change, to look for different ways of caring for the land and each other. A virtual live Q&A will accompany the screening.
In addition, with the purchase of a VIP Ticket to the event, the FIRST 50 ticket purchasers will also receive a free, signed copy of one of Dianne’s books, either The Vanishing Land: A Woman’s Journey to the Canadian Arctic, or Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest.