women's adventure film tour
Short films CELEBRATING adventurous women
As part of Women’s Health Week, and in partnership with ‘She Went Wild’, the Women’s Adventure Film Tour will hit Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul for one night only on the September 4.
Following the success from their first season in 2017, this year’s tour includes 12 short films, half of which feature local adventurers, celebrating inspiring and adventurous women. Jenae Johnson from Bushwalk the Gong has helped support this film tour in Wollongong to promote diversity and inclusion, and the tour has since spread to half a dozen countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK – backed by the Department of Health’s Girls Make Your Move campaign, Osprey Packs, Adventurous Women and Outer Edge Magazine.
Witness first-hand the grit and determination of Australia’s best female rock climber, Monique Forestier. Take on the mountains with the youngest Australian to summit Mount Everest, Alyssa Azar. Journey across Greenland on a bicycle with record-breaking expedition cyclist, Dr Kate Leeming. Experience snowboarding in Iran through the eyes of international snowboard competitor Michaela Davis-Meehan. And get a glimpse into life as a competitive adventurer with world champion trails rider Janine Jungfels, and Australian and New Zealand Olympic skiers Anna Segal and Janina Kuzma.Films from a range of International festivals will also be shown, including selections from the Mountainfilm Festival, the audience award winner of the Baltimore International Black Film Festival and Best Film winner from the UK’s BMC Women in Adventure Film competition.
This night will be an extraordinary chance to experience a night of moving storytelling, while supporting women from all over the world. Adventure fan or not, it is set to be a wonderful celebration of women and their part in the film and exploration industries, open for all ages to enjoy.
Words: Tahlia Grant