November 12 – 22, 2020
Presented by the Rio Theatre / Santa Cruz

The She Adventures Film Tour is a collection of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent filmmakers around the globe.

The tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren’t afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure.

She Adventure Film Tour’s objective is to build a community that supports adventurous women. By showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit, the tour hopes to make women in the outdoors more visible.

She Adventures isn’t just for women. She Adventure is for all of us to celebrate diversity and inclusion and the inspiring ladies of the adventure world.

The 8 short films featured in this program include:
Free Flow: 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: 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.

Diana: 5 minutes. From Uganda’s most dangerous slum to Olympic qualification, Diana was excluded by her own Government from two Olympic games because of her gender. Bullied and desperate, Diana turned to the Rhino Boxing Club and transformed herself into the only professional female boxer in Uganda. On behalf of a new generation of female boxers she is on a mission to see the first woman represent her country at the Olympics.

Run India: 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.

The Motivator: 5 minutes. We all get out motivation for an outdoor life from different sources but Mo provides great inspiration to get out and enjoy the world around us. Dream Job: 15 minutes. Ever dreamt of quitting your boring desk job for a job in the outdoor industry? Follow Katie on your journey to make it in the world of professional skiing.

When I Look Back: 3 minutes. Join four women mountain bikers ripping around Moab, Utah. But this is not your typical adrenaline-fueled 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.

Tidal: 25 minutes. 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. This obsession continues until it is eclipsed by her growing infatuation with skydiving and then BASE jumping. As her jump numbers increase, so too do the risks, until one jump changes everything. After opening her chute too early, Lisa has to endure the horror of being swung into the mountain face repeatedly on her long way down to the ground. Lucky to have survived she must now face an immense recovery period that brings her closer to her mother as well as her first love: the sea.

The screening takes place from November 12 to 22, 2020. Once you start viewing the program, you have 48 hours to finish watching it, or until midnight on November 22, whichever comes first.

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