Get the little ones inspired with the Family Selection! In keeping with previous years, the Family Selection will be a free event with donations to raise money for charity. The selection is packed with films that are sure to get the smaller members of the family keen for adventures and leading the adults out the door.
This year we kindly ask that you make donations to The Neil Mackenzie Trust. This charity was set up in memory of Neil (Bell) Mackenzie, who tragically died while climbing in Canada. Funds go towards helping young people with skills training, adventures and expeditions in non-competitive outdoor sports. They are a very worthy cause and we appreciate any donation you can make to them. Thank you!
While you are waiting for the films to become available why not keep the kids entertained with the Carbon Capture Challenge from the GFG Foundation. It is a super fun learning resource that will teach kids all about global warming with activities such as ‘How big is your carbon footprint?’ and ‘How much carbon is stored in a tree?’. Perfect for those rainy days, and mum and dad will learn loads too! Watch this great video from the GFG Foundation to find out more about carbon capture.
You can also hone your bird of prey identification skills with this amazing Raptor ID Handout from the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project. The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project (SSGEP) are doing fantastic things to bring together all countryside users to ensure the well-being and successful future of the Golden Eagle in the South of Scotland. Working together with Jahama Highland Estates, their aim is to reinforce the small, isolated and vulnerable population of Golden Eagles through a series of translocations of Golden Eagles from Lochaber and Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands, down to the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Over a 5 year period, the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project aims to increase numbers and prevent the loss of this wonderful species from Southern Skies and to secure a place for this iconic symbol of wilderness and freedom for future generations to come. Watch this great video from the SSGEP to find out more about their fantastic work. For up to date project info direct to your mailbox, sign up for the monthly e-newsletter at www.goldeneaglessouthofscotland.co.uk/contact
Family Selection Line Up:
Growing on Two Wheels
Director – Bertrand Lemeunier
Growing on Two Wheels is Vanessa’s love story for bike trips. Over time, the challenges become very different when cycling as a family. During her journey from ages 28 to 40, she will have learned to overcome her doubts and face her greatest fear.
Director – Mitja Legat
During the recent pandemic we were instructed to stay in quarantine and limit our social contacts, which left many people on their own.
Yet there is a big difference between being ALONE and being LONELY.
In a way, this strange times offered an opportunity to rediscover ourselves and do the things we usually do not have time for.
Keeping busy and being out in the nature always calms our inner fears and opens up different, more positive channels in our brains.
So keep pushing, keep dreaming, keep creating, keep smiling and most importantly, KEEP BUSY!
Directors – Jakob Schweighofer, Johannes Hoffmann & Simon Platzer
In spring 2019 gigantic walls of snow piled up along the pass road to the Timmelsjoch, Austria. Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef grap their longboards and took the chance to downhill through this stunning scenery. Speed is what the girls are living for!
Director – Robert S Miller
Filmed during the autumn months of 2019, ‘My Scotland’ is an adventure short film following some of my favourite outdoor pursuits around our wonderful country. Whilst Edinburgh is a brilliant capital, I feel you get a real sense of Scotland when you travel outside the city. ‘My Scotland’ tells the story of exploring the various landscapes it has to offer; from coast to coast and all the national parks in between, I’m very proud to call it home.
The Corris Round
Director – Rob Johnson
Watching Nicky Spinks videos on YouTube during lockdown gave 12 year old Tom an idea for his own fell run from his home in Corris, Southern Snowdonia. After poring over maps and exploring the local hills, “The Corris Round” was born.
This film follows Tom as he runs the inaugural “Round” with his Dad in 11.5 hours, covering 56.2 km, 12 Hewitts and 3315m of height gain.
Director – Richard Sidey
Wingsuit BASE jumping is often presented as a thrill seeking adrenaline rush. Spellbound takes us deeper into the more contemplative aspects of jumping, as David Walden and friends venture into the mountains around his home in New Zealand.
Beautiful scenery and hypnotic cinematography eject us from our daily lives into a world of air, earth and flight.
In the meantime…
Courtesy of Patagonia, the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project and Jahama Highland Estates, you can enjoy some top quality family films, articles and interviews right now!