The Northwest Film Center is proud to partner with QDoc Film Festival, Women In Film Portland, and Northwest Documentary to celebrate the start of Oregon Doc Camp, 2019 with the premiere of a new documentary project: Our Trails Too.
Our Trails Too is a 30-minute documentary that follows Mercy Shammah—founder of local nonprofit Wild Diversity—on her journey to reimagine Oregon’s outdoor adventure community. This film centers Mercy’s experience as a queer African American woman who is challenging the stereotype of an outdoorist while living in one of the whitest cities in the USA. Her journey towards creating an inclusive outdoors is one of sacrifice that requires endurance as well as audacity. Luckily, Mercy is undeniably—and unyieldingly—driven to thrive. This event is FREE and open to the public.