This film was completed in 2016 and is set for release in late 2017. Our primary goal now is to increase opportunities for distribution and to raise awareness for our cause.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of The U.S. National Park Service, an organization created to preserve natural beauty and make it available for EVERYONE to use for recreation and appreciation. Studies have shown that spending time outside increases activity in the parts of the brain responsible for empathy, emotional stability, and love. In a world increasingly dominated by technology and digital interaction, it is important to preserve our connection to nature, for it is a catalyst for personal and social well-being. And in light of the tumultuous 2016 political season, we feel that sharing this type of catalyst is more crucial now than ever.
The film follows a young group's journey to seven National Parks in the Southeastern United States, and explores the tensions that this demographic is facing – between capitalism and global warming, between social technology and social welfare, and between existential angst and the perception of beauty.