EventsThe Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2021/2022

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The Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2021/2022

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clark County Library


The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is a celebration of the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. This Australian short film festival started in 2017 and has grown to become a success throughout the world with screenings across Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India and more.

Enjoy an afternoon of female-focused adventure films and bring your friends! The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3459.

The program includes: 

“Running Out | Lucy Bartholomew”
(Australia, 15 min)
For Lucy Bartholomew the world of ultra running began when she was just 15 years of age as a way to spend more time with her father. Lucy would then go on to become “The World Ultra - Junior Running Champion” winning races and podiums across the globe.

2020 was a turbulent year for Lucy however she dreamt to do her longest ultra run yet - the grueling 231km Larapinta Trail in Central Australia. After meeting two creatives in early 2021 in South West Tasmania, Lucy decided it was time to run and capture one of Australia’s most iconic and physically demanding trails.

A film about surrounding yourself with the right community, The only hurdles in front of us are ourselves, and "Running Out" can teach us something

“Living On the Line”
(Australia, 12 min)
‘Living on the Line’ follows the journey of Anna, Kat and a group of inspiring women as they take part in one of Australia’s first big ‘all women’ highline gatherings. We witness their struggles as they confront and conquer their fears in high winds, pushing themselves to the limit. The film gives an insight into the unique world of highlining – exploring the close Sydney community, physical and psychological components and misconceptions of the sport. It delves into how the world of outdoor adventure sport has transformed for women over the years and the deeper and more personal motivations for chasing this adventurous ‘life on the line’.

“Like a Girl”
(United States, 10 min)
"Like a Girl" follows a group of five girls (ages 9-15) as they navigate ski slopes, mountain bike trails, whitewater, and the growing pains of youth. While the traditionally male dominated world of outdoor sports tends to focus on expertise at its extreme, these girls get to the heart of why we find the world of outdoor sports so appealing in the first place.

“I Just Went for a Swim”
(Australia, 16 min)
The winner of the Salomon and Suunto Film Grant Winner, Lauren Tischendorf shares a film about how she recently become the first woman to swim in a solo, single session, circumnavigating the 32 km's around Lord Howe Island facing countless sharks, two hours of currents, 25-knot winds, and 2.5 meter swell, just a swim.

The film intends to inspire and to provide a heart-warming, thought-provoking film that help encourage young girls and women to be bold and to work together and encourage them to step beyond their personal and societal boundaries.

“Skate Like a Girl”
(South Africa, 8 min)
A short documentary on the story of Andrea Kaćev, a downhill skater in Cape Town who had a horrific accident at an early age and yet persists in her determination to live life to the fullest despite it.

“Mountain Adventure: Out Of Bounds”
(Antarctica & United States, 43 min)
Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline. Critical to life – they fill our rivers, sway the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous – and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure.

Follow Olympian Torah Bright as she journeys through the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will ride with backcountry legend Jeremy Jones and freeskiing superstar Sammy Carlson. Together, they will encounter penguins, polar bears, and other wildlife, and meet with scientists and environmentalists to uncover a deeper understanding of our mountain ecosystems.

“Sibling Rivalry”
(United States, 4 min)
Racing bikes can be competitive, but it's nothing compared to a fierce rivalry between siblings. Racing lasts a day, weekend or season at most, while sibling rivalry lasts a lifetime. Rivalry ensures that no matter how hard you push it or what you achieve, there's always somebody at the finish line with a scheme to one-up you and claim superiority. In a world of sibling rivalry, your time is never fast enough, nor will you ever air far enough. The goal is to remain friends at the end of the day, but even that isn’t a hard rule and exceptions are made when a win is on the line. Ryan and Becky Gardner are no strangers to some friendly competition, as their sibling rivalry pushes them to ride faster and achieve more both on and off the bike. No matter the sport or challenge, no one is safe when a full-on Gardner vs. Gardner competition unfolds.

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