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AWARD WINNER: Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability

Includes a pre-recorded filmmaker Q&A with Jesse Roesler (Director), James Edward Mills (Producer), and Shelton Johnson (Community Engagement Specialist, Yosemite National Park), moderated by Gregory McGruder (Director, Global Special Events at the National Geographic Society).

About the Award: Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son, the Eric Moe Award honors his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability by recognizing a short for its focus on balancing the needs of humans and nature.

Emily Ford sets out with Diggins, a borrowed Alaskan Husky sled dog, to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers and discover they’ve become figureheads in the movement to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone. What begins as an extraordinary physical and mental challenge also becomes a spiritual adventure.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jesse Roesler