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

Women Outward Bound to screen at the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival


April 4, 2016

The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival will screen Women Outward Bound, by Maxine W. Davis, documentary filmmaker, Sunday April 24, 2016 1:05-3:35 PM.

Fifty years ago girls were not allowed to participate in the US Outward Bound wilderness school.  But that all changed in 1965 when a Minnesota Outward Bound class was opened to young women. At a time when girls should have been honing their housekeeping skills, 24 courageous young women took the challenge of a month of outdoor survival in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and Quetico-Superior wilderness area.

Maxine W. Davis, director of Women Outward Bound, was one of those girls in 1965.

Backed with Kickstarter funding, grants from Women in Film & Television, the O’Shaughnessy Foundation, and individual supporters -- Maxine’s work will show at Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, Beverly Hills, CA Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1:35-3:35 as part of a double feature highlighting women in nature.

Following the showing, Maxine and another women from the original 1965 class will have Q & A.

Other festivals showing the film are:  Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), Minneapolis, MN and The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, IA.

For more information


Maxine W. Davis

2925 West 40th Street

Minneapolis, MN55410

Cel:  612-805-0146



Documentary Summit is coming to MSP July 24-25, 2015

The director of  Women Outward Bound, Maxine W. Davis will be speaking at Documentary Summit on JULY 25th, 9:30AM. She will share her  experience with Kickstarter and the demands it involves. 

SEE Full schedule here: http://www.documentarysummit.com/2015-documentary-summit-minneapolis-st-paul/msp-schedule/

The event will take place at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) |Auditorium |

If you want to buy tickets, you can here http://www.documentarysummit.com/2015-documentary-summit-minneapolis-st-paul/ AND you can use code MSPDS to get 20% off the ticket!