ROCKFORD, Mich. (Mar. 1, 2020) — “This Land” is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment. Faith is known within the outdoor and community for inspiring others to spend more time outside and redefine what outdoor means through a lens of equity and inclusion.

“I want everyone to be able to see someone who looks like them outside doing something they love and I want them to be inspired to do the same thing.” – Faith E. Briggs

This film was created by an all-female film team including two first-time directors.


· Still Images:

· Photo Credit: Michael A. Estrada

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Film Credits:

o Brand: Merrell, Peak Design

o Directors: Whit Hassett and Chelsea Jolly

o Producer: Faith E. Briggs

o Director of Photography: Whit Hassett and Chelsea Jolly

o Production Company: Mellifera Cine

o Editors: Olivia Abtahi and Ryan Miyamoto

o Sound Design: Cascadian Sounds

Film Festivals (past and future showings):

· 5 Point Film Festival

· American Documentary and Animation Film Festival

· Banff Mountain Film Festival

· BZN International Film Festival

· The Environmental Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF)

· No Man’s Land Film Festival

· The Siskiyou Film Fest

· Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest

· Wild & Scenic Film Fest

For additional information or a downloadable file of the film, please reach out to the producer, Faith E. Briggs and the Merrell press contact below.


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