Support a New Film that Restores Belonging in the Outdoors for BIWOC

Trail TalkAmy Hatch


Editor’s Note:
As all of us in the outdoor community continue to grapple with how to make wild places accessible, safe and inclusive for everyone, this film project caught our attention as a tremendous — and downright beautiful — step in the right direction! Please consider supporting Expedition Reclamation through a donation and by spreading the word! 


Expedition Reclamation is a short documentary highlighting 12 Washington-based Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) exploring their joyful, resilient, and transformative relationships to outdoor recreation. As they snowboard, swim, hike, paddle, snowshoe, and climb these women restore all BIWOC’s right to dream themselves into spaces of outdoor adventure — promoting stewardship of both nature and culture. We believe the themes of reciprocity, connection, and belonging in this film have the power to foster collective, necessary healing for all outdoor lovers. 

 

Expedition Reclamation BIWOC Outdoors Hiking Climbing Paddling Backpacking Film Black Indigenous Women of Color

 

Expedition Reclamation is created by The Brave Space Project, a multi-racial, women-led storytelling and community-building team on a mission to redefine “outdoorsy” and restore belonging in the outdoors for BIWOC.

The filmmakers relay the message: “As lovers of the outdoors, we can’t pretend that ‘nature doesn’t discriminate.’ Outdoor recreation is still predominantly a white space. We’re telling these stories because representation matters if we are trying to change the narrative about who belongs outdoors. We’re telling these stories to honor our ancestors. We’re telling these stories to inspire our children and to encourage all outdoor lovers to join us in the movement to foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all in the great outdoors.”

Expedition Reclamation BIWOC Outdoors Hiking Climbing Paddling Backpacking Film Black Indigenous Women of Color


Help bring the film to life >>> www.seedandspark.com/fund/expeditionreclamation 


Also, sign up for film updates at www.bravespaceproject.org and follow Brave Space on Instagram. And, while you're at it, give the creators of Expedition Reclamation a follow too! 

 

Filmmakers 

Chelsea Murphy, Co-Director, Co-Producer, Character  |  @she_colorsnature

Erin Joy Nash, Executive Producer, Co-Director, Editor, Cinematographer |  @erinjoynash 

Sanjana Sekhar, Co-Director, Co-Editor, Cinematographer |  @sanj___ 

Rebekah Graham, Co-Producer, Project Intern |  @turquoise_falcon

 

Featured in the Film

Karen Francis-McWhite, Contributing Writer, Character |  @hidefkaren

Nikky Martin, Contributing Musician, Character |  @nikky1017

Elisa Lopez, Character |  @elisa422 

Ina Waring-Enriquez, Character | @inainreallife 

Mary Big Bull-Lewis, Character |  @wenatchiwear 

Paige Reyes, Character |  @hafapaige 

Teizeen Mohamedali, Character  |  @teizeen 

Kaja Ralston, Character |  @rawkaja 

Sam Ortiz, Character |  @samortizphoto

Michelle Nitardy, Character |  @mountain_meeech

Samara Almonte, Character |  @samaralasirena @nuestrasraicesverdes 

 

Expedition Reclamation BIWOC Outdoors Hiking Climbing Paddling Backpacking Film Black Indigenous Women of Color

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