Here's where the 'meaningful connection' part comes into play. Brenda Piekarski, a fellow Minnesotan climber/outdoorswoman was introduced to us by a dear friend and member of the Tribe, Jes Rosenberg (Co-Founder of Gorilla Yogis
and Mastermind behind The Adventures of Super Stretch
). We talked to Brenda and knew we just had to get involved in some way. Their project's mission really resonated with us:
Among the Wild is a short film series that will profile four local athletes in fierce pursuit of outdoor adventure sports in Minnesota. The documentary will feature our finest athletes to show the world what Minnesota has to offer. We will be submitting our short 15-20 minute films to film festivals around the world.
Minnesota is a stunning yet hidden gem and Adventure Minnesota Films is ready to unveil, for the rest of the world, everything our great state has to offer. To boost Minnesota’s reputation. To reveal the best landscapes and the finest, most compelling athletes.
We saw this and thought, 'HECK YES - Minnesota is pretty sweet and everyone should know that!'
You see, the Ethnotek crew
are a fairly well-traveled bunch, and we've heard countless times from foreign travelers and American travelers alike, that Minnesota is not even on their travel to-do radar. 'But Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 lakes!' I'd say...or, 'You wouldn't believe it - there are three beautiful lakes within city limits...walking distance from my flat. And there are so many green spaces.' Yet without fail, the -40 degree temps and massive snow mounds seemed to scare everyone away. Huh. Weird. (we don't get it) In any case, we believe Minnesota is pretty freaking great and has so much to offer, including adventure, so we jived with Brenda and the Among the Wild mission and vision straight away.
We'll be hanging with Brenda and the nominees at this weekend's
Among the Wild fundraiser with lots of swag. FREE SWAG too...we'll be getting our Swag for Stories
on. If you're a local Minneapolitan or Saint Paulite, come share your story; we'd love to hear it. Or, just come and learn more about cool, local projects in good company. The weather is meant to be gorgeous.
Here are the details:
Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Minnehaha Park, Bandstand, Minneapolis | 3:00-7:00 PM
At 5:00 PM the winners for the Among the Wild film project will be announced
Tickets at the gate: $25
Kids 12 and under: Free
Let's get wild,
Tribe Scribe and...