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VIMFF Colour the Trails Show, Presented by Liv

November 20 - November 29


As part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Fall Series 2020, the Colour the Trails Show, presented by Liv Cycling will feature five incredible films about diversity in the outdoors. A live panel discussion will take place on November 25 with Colour the Trails founder Judith Kasiama. The group will dive deep and share their stories about how we can bring diversity into action on both a personal and professional level.
The Colour the Trails show is part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Fall Series, which will run November 20-29. The show features five films centered around diversity in the outdoors.

Becoming Ruby: Not seeing herself reflected in the community she loves, mountain biker, skier and artist Brooklyn Bell created her own role model: a hand-drawn hero called Ruby J. With Ruby J as a guide, Brooklyn spent the next few years trying to “live like her, breathe like her, be unapologetically black like her,” and in the process shaped her own identity, one that intertwines her love for dirt, snow and art—and a voice with which to advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Ru-Tsu: Ru-Tsu follows snowboarder Tamo Campos on an educational journey to learn about his Japanese ancestry and his activist roots. Through reflections with his grandfather, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, David Suzuki, this personal film dives into themes of intergenerational trauma, passionate activism, and a family’s deep love of nature.

True Calling: Kindar and Guy grew up climbing everything in sight – the walls, the roof, the monkey bars, you name it. Their parents took them to a climbing gym when they were 9 years old and they instantly fell in love with the sport. The brothers started competing at the age of 11 and they’ve been on the rise ever since.

This Land: Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now, she’s running 150 miles through three U.S. National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands.

The Mirnavator: Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. In this film, Force of Nature Mirna Valerio overcomes the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport.

Moving Beyond Diversity Live Panel Discussion: November 25 @ 6 pm PST Join us for our panel discussion, Moving Beyond Diversity. For many in our outdoor communities, 2020 has exposed the amount of work that needs to be done in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Organizations and individuals have been working hard to foster a more diverse participation and representation in outdoor related media and storytelling. Where do we go from here?

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