Women Outward Bound

 Fifty years ago, girls were not allowed to participate in the rigorous U.S outward bound wilderness school until 24 women broke that barrier. Find out how one month of surviving in the woods changed them…and history…forever

a documentary by Maxine W. Davis
  Distributed nationally by
American Public Television

Congratulations Jean Replinger!

Yesterday, June 13, Diann Darnell of Women Who Dared from Fairbanks Alaska presented Jean Replinger with the 2018 Women who Dared award for her role in establishing an Outward Bound Program for Women in the BWCA in 1965 and for people with disabilities in 1976. The crown of 90+ people gave her a standing ovation.

At the event there were present  five other women who participated in the inaugural program in the BWCA in 1965 and who are in our documentary. They chatted with everyone  after the screening and shared how the outward bound experience influenced their lives.

"Women Outward Bound" is being broadcasted on Pioneer Public Television on Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m.

Photo Credit: Pioneer Public Television

Jean Replinger honored with the "Women Who Dared Award"

We are delighted to announce that on June 13 Women Outward Bound will screen at the Marshal Lyon County Library. The event will include a ceremony to honor Marshall resident Jean Sanford Replinger with the 2018 Women Who Dared Gratitude Award for creating the first Outward Bound program for women in 1965 and for establishing the first Outward Bound program for persons with disabilities in 1976.  Some of the women featured in the documentary will participate in a discussion following the screening.

Reactions from our viewers

We are so grateful to everyone sharing their thoughts on our Facebook page after they've watched 'Women Outward Bound'. We really appreciate them! Thank you! 

TPT - Twin Cities PBS WOB viewing party - an inspirational evening

On March 20, 2018 TPT - Twin Cities PBS hosted a 'Women Outward Bound' viewing party at their studios during the LIVE broadcast. The whole team behind the 'Women Outward Bound' documentary was there, director Maxine Davis, cinematographer/editor Nick Clausen and producer/writer Melody Gilbert and a couple of the women who participated in the first all-women OB in 1965.

Here are some pics from the event:

A big thank you to TPT for hosting the party, to American Public Television for distributing WOB and bringing it to you, to everyone who came to the party, to everyone who keeps supporting the documentary! 

Philadelphia Outward Bound Event

In honor of International Women's Day, Philadelphia Outward Bound School celebrated the day with a film screening of Women Outward Bound. Director Maxine Davis was part of the after-screening panel along with Jayla Lewis (POBS Alumna), Cheryl Logan (Chief Academic Officer at The School District of Philadelphia), and Katie Newsom Pastuszek (Executive Director of Philadelphia Outward Bound School).

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See more photos from the event HERE

 

 

 

Women Outward Bound on ALMANAC (TPT)

Women Outward Bound director Maxine Davis and former WOB participant Cathy Crowson were on ALMANAC on Friday, March 16 talking about their Outward Bound experience and how they made history up north in 1965 by being the first women to participate in the Outward Bound Wilderness School. 

WATCH THE SEGMENT HERE: 

Screenings, screenings and more screenings!

March is going to be an eventful month for Women Outward Bound. Starting March 1st, just in time for Women's History Month, our documentary is going to be broadcasted on 273 public television stations across the country!

Also, many other organizations are hosting their own screenings like Philadelphia Outward Bound School who on March 8th at 7pm at the WHYY is hosting a FREE screening of Women Outward Bound with director Maxine W. Davis in attendance!

To secure a place at the screening RSVP HERE

Press Release - "Women Outward Bound" March TPT Broadcast

“Women Outward Bound” Scheduled for March TPT Broadcast
A MN-Made Documentary Features the First “Outward Bound” Survival School for Girls in 1965.

Please click to download the press release:

WOB on 273 Public Television Stations around the country!

Dear All!

We enter 2018 with wonderful news for Women Outward Bound! First of all, best wishes for a healthy and happy year, may 2018 be an amazing year for you!

We are happy to announce that Women Outward Bound  (WOB) will broadcast on 273 Public Television Stations around the country. American Public Television, who is representing the documentary, notes many stations may broadcast it in March — Women's History Month.

We thank everyone of you for supporting WOB. After screenings in more than a dozen Film Festivals and other venues, Women Outward Bound will now be seen by viewers around the country.  Check your local public stations for date and time of broadcast.

Below is the list of stations where you will be able to watch WOB starting MARCH 1st, 2018 !

 

Another pleasant surprise!

Women Outward Bound won the BEST YOUTH ADVENTURE award from Paddle Canada's Waterwalker Film Festival. We are delighted to let you know that as winner our documentary will travel across Canada to paddling clubs, secondary schools, community centers and youth groups with Paddle Canada. Keep on the lookout for Paddle Canada screenings! 

A Wonderful Screening!

On March 16th the St.Luke Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka, MN hosted a FREE Women Outward Bound Screening. The crowd that showed up that evening was fantastic and the discussion was great too. Director Maxine Davis and producer Melody Gilbert were present to answer question along with a couple of women who featured in the documentary. Take a look at a couple of photos from that evening.

WORLD TOUR! Say WHAAAAT?

So, so excited to share that Women Outward Bound was included in Reel Paddling Film Festival's 2017 WORLD TOUR!! Now more people can see our documentary!

Please go to their website HERE and check the tour dates. As of now there are screenings in US, Canada, and International (Glasgow, Scotland for now) but you can also host a RPFF 2017 screening if you want.

Moreover, Women Outward Bound is eligible for the Aqua-Bound People’s Choice Award as voted on by ticket holders! 

Thank you Reel Paddling Film Festival for including us in your program!

Free Screening at St.Luke Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka, MN

Hi everyone! Thanks to St.Luke Presbyterian Church, Women Outward Bound will screen for FREE on March 16 2017 at 7pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Director Maxine Davis will be present and also many of the women in the documentary.Don't miss the chance to learn more about the first Outward Bound course for girls and how that experience changed the lives of those girls.

Here is our FB event and we will post more details as the screening gets closer.

Hope to see you all there!

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Awards Awards Awards

We would like to share with you how happy and honored we are to have received two amazing awards from two equally amazing festivals. Thank you! 

BEST FILM at Maine Outdoors Film Festival

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and BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival !

Ashland, WI here we come!

We got another film festival appearance coming up on November 11 at Big Water Film Festival in Ashland, WI !! We are happy and honored to be part of it! Thank you! For more details about our screening please check HERE.

Here is what they had to say about our documentary:

There’s a reason we chose this film as our Friday night feature film: once the committee started watching this we couldn’t stop. (Confession: Because of all the films we have to screen in creating the program, if we see a feature length film we think we like, we usually delegate it to a subcommittee to watch in its entirety, and then to make a recommendation back to the full committee.) This is an absolutely fascinating and well-told story of the first Outward Bound course for women, held in the Boundary Waters in 1965. Because this was recognized at the time as a ground-breaking moment, the course was well documented in film and still photos, which Maxine Davis combines with participants’ journal entries, her own recollections, and interviews with her fellow alumni of the course, to create a stunning portrait of the time. The course changed most participants’ lives forever, and for the better. We see many of them as they make a return trip to Ely 50 years later. [..]