Breaking Trail

Breaking Trail

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 discover they’ve become figureheads in the movement to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone.

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Screens With:
The Whole Body shorts block

Directed by:
Jesse Roesler

30 mins

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Meet the Director:
Jesse Roesler is an Emmy and James Beard award-winning filmmaker whose work has moved millions via The Travel Channel, Food Network and The New York Times. Roesler’s debut feature film The Starfish Throwers was named “The Most Heartwarming Film of the Year” by The Huffington Post and won the James Beard Award for Best Documentary in 2016.

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