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

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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 !