Free Film Screening + Discussion

An American Ascent

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
7:00 PM
H.F. Deluca Forum
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N Orchard St (map)

James Mills, screenwriter and author of The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors

James Mills

Join the Nelson Institute for a free screening of the award-winning documentary An American Ascent, followed by a discussion with James Mills, a writer for the film and author of the book The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors.

An American Ascent chronicles the first African American expedition to tackle North America’s highest peak, Denali. Concerned that many people of color do not consider the outdoors as a place for them, in June 2013, nine African Americans took on the grueling 20,237-foot peak of the continent’s biggest mountain, aiming to build a legacy and become role models for children in urban communities and people of color all over America.

The film has won best documentary at the San Diego Black Film Festival, best feature film at the Mountain and Adventure Film Festival, and best feature documentary at the Roxbury International Film Festival.

Contact: Emily Reynolds