Women Outward Bound

It was tough. It was beautiful. It changed these girls in 1965 forever

 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

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. [..]