Press release from MountainTrue
MountainTrue is excited to announce a special virtual screening of the 5Point Adventure Film Festival on November 30 as part of this year’s GivingTuesday – a global day of giving and unity. All donations will support MountainTrue’s conservation work in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.
“These are hard times, and we could all use a little inspiration,” says Susan Bean, Community Engagement Director of MountainTrue. “The 5Point Film Festival will inspire you with compelling stories of personal triumph, dramatic landscapes of natural beauty and powerful stories of people connecting across cultural dividing lines. You will glide down powdery slopes, swim through powerful currents and roll through old-growth forests – all from the safety of your living room.”
5Point Film Festival was founded in 2007 by adventurer Julie Kennedy and was built with five guiding principles (or “points”) in mind: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. The festival inspires us to explore wild places and return with a renewed vigor to protect our natural world.
MountainTrue’s screening will include select films from 5Point Film Festival’s ‘best of’ collection. These fan favorite short films boast captivating imagery and inspirational stories both heartwarming and striking. With a total run time of 90 minutes, tuning into 5Point Film Festival is the perfect way to make an impact on Giving Tuesday from the comfort of home.
In “Life of Pie,” two hilarious and quirky owners of The Hot Tomato, a pizza joint in Fruita, CO, talk about making mountain biking more accessible in Fruita. “River Looters” sees a group of river surfers in Bend, OR begin looking for lost jewelry and other items at the bottom of the Deschutes river. “Osama & Ayman” tells the story of two brothers who are Muslim skateboarders as they take their sport to the streets and break down stereotypes in Washington, D.C.
MountainTrue has chosen to make the film screening free of charge so that it is accessible to everyone. However, MountainTrue is paying for the films, and we encourage everyone who is able to make a contribution to do so as part of GivingTuesday. We will also hold a raffle for the chance to win prizes from Yeti, Gregory, Stio, NRS and other 5Point sponsors. All donations and raffle ticket sales will support MountainTrue’s ongoing work to protect our region’s rivers, forests and mountains.
To get your ticket and enter to win our raffle, visit https://mountaintrue.org/5pointfilm/.
MountainTrue is a nonprofit organization working in 29 mountain counties to champion resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in the Southern Blue Ridge. We engage in on-the-ground environmental restoration projects and policy advocacy at all levels of government. Primary program areas include public lands, water quality, clean energy, land use/transportation and community engagement.