Emerging Filmmaker Award
Eli Haan and Emilia Quinton
In one of the whitest cities in the USA, a queer African American woman disrupts the outdoor adventurer stereotype.
Our Trails Too is more than a hero’s journey. What feels special about our subject Mercy’s leadership is that her work to transform the outdoors is community-focused and – by design – it’s a direct subversion of oppressive structures within which we exist. From a creative perspective, we took inspiration from these themes of subversiveness and liberation in the structural approach to the narrative. It was the goal of our team to invite the audience into an experience that reflects a journey of thoughtful pattern-disruption toward healing.
8/08/20 – Eastern Promenade – Portland