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Directed by Liz Haan, Emilia Quinton

2019 60 mins.

The Northwest Film Center is proud to partner with QDoc Film FestivalWomen 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.

This project was created with support from Travel OregonDanner Boots, and the #OregonMade Creative Foundation

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.