Weekend Watch: "Can't Outride It" - SNEWS

Weekend Watch: "Can’t Outride It"

Athlete and artist Brooklyn Bell reads a poem about racism.

Cyclist and artist Brooklyn Bell has worked on some very cool large-scale projects recently—including a film for Patagonia about inclusion, identity, and mountain biking—but as a creator, some of her best work is quieter and more intimate.

This new short film from Coldwater Collective captures that more introspective side of Bell as she reads a powerful poem on a trip to Hood River, Oregon.



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Weekend Watch: "The People of Climbing"

Color the Crag, a climbing festival for communities of color hosted at Horse Pens 40 in Alabama, isn’t the most storied or historic event on the industry’s climbing calendar—it was founded just three years ago, in 2017—but it’s unquestionably one of the most unique and …read more

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Weekend Watch: Thin Air Show booth tour

The Thin Air Outdoor Media Show, a first-of-its-kind virtual reality trade show developed by Gearmunk, is scheduled to debut this fall on September 15 and 16. The event will offer brands, media, and retailers the chance to congregate in a digital world—an experience the creators …read more

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Weekend Watch: Behind the scenes with the Mystery Ranch mask makers

News of outdoor companies pivoting to make PPE seems to be everywhere these days, but it’s not often you get to peek behind the curtain to see how they do it. Mystery Ranch, the Montana-based backpack maker, has captured its process in this fast-paced video about a community of …read more

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Weekend Watch: A short film by The Outbound Collective is a victory for DEI

Last year, a new grove of old-growth Redwoods was discovered just north of San Francisco—a historic discovery that revealed trees as ancient as 1,640 years old. Purchased by Save The Redwoods League, the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve quickly attracted the world’s attention. …read more

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Rue Mapp’s path to the outdoors

Hailing from Oakland, California, Rue Mapp sheds light on her journey to founding Outdoor Afro, a non-profit organization that aims to connect black people nationwide to the outdoor experience. The video is part of The North Face’s Mentors series. In summary, Mapp is amazing and …read more

Joe in the Narrows, Find Me film

‘Find Me’ is a quirky film for every level of adventurer

When Joe’s friend goes missing, the outdoor newbie hikes out of his comfort zone and goes searching for her in Zion, Yosemite, Death Valley, and other beloved National Parks. Along the journey, he ultimately finds himself by connecting to nature. Find Me, the full-length indie …read more

Merrell's One Trail

One Day. One World. One Trail. One feel-good video to kick your weekend off right.

On April 27, 2019, Merrell sent 23 photographers and filmmakers all around the world to capture the global diversity that exists on the trail. "The trail is a great unifier, and our goal with the One Trail project is simply to demonstrate that," says Strick Walker, CMO at …read more

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Weekend Watch: How to be a bear

Our sister publication, BACKPACKER magazine, are the masterminds behind the highly-anticipated Bear Week—a full week celebrating the magnificent bruins with stories about all sorts of topics, from scaring away a bear to polar bears in jail. In this new gameshow segment, three …read more

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Skiing on dry land, thanks to climate change

For too many people, the threat of climate change is abstract—an arcane question of degrees centigrade, sea level inches, and CO2 parts per million. A new mockumentary by San Francisco filmmaker Sam Blakesberg challenges this notion by showing how a warming globe poses threats …read more