Join The Collider for inspiring evening, featuring an exciting adventure-travel documentary from award-winning producer & director Garrett Martin. “Unbounded: A Journey into Patagonia” follows a young, unaided crew of four as they hike and packraft for four months into the infinite region known as Patagonia.
The event will be held at The Collider in downtown Asheville on January 31, 2019, with proceeds benefiting our Thomas R. Karl Internship Program. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the film will begin at 7:00pm. The 70 minute film follows with a panel discussion with Martin, founder of video production company VentureLife Films, an Asheville-based independent film production and environmental media company. Other panel guests will be announced soon.
Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for active Friends of The Collider*, or free with the purchase of a one-year Friends of The Collider gift. Tickets for those with a valid student ID are $10. *Active Friends of The Collider must email email@example.com or call at 214-796-1494 for an exclusive discount code.
The crew’s journey in “Unbounded” is based along the Greater Patagonian Trail, a relatively unknown route that is now the longest continual trail in South America. The film focuses on discovering the indescribable factors of the regions, learning the history and culture of people living amongst the Andes Mountains, and bringing to light the incredible beauty of the area - all in an effort to help raise awareness of the need to preserve this untamed, but delicate, environment. Despite the crew’s lack of experience and support, they manage to document awe-inspiring landscapes and people of the region, interviewing top environmentalists across Chile, and trekking across 700 km of one of the roughest and most unforgiving regions in the world.
The Thomas R. Karl Internship Program was established in honor of Tom Karl upon his retirement as Director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. This program provides semester-long internships for undergraduates seeking to enter this growing field. All proceeds of this event directly benefit this internship program and will fund more opportunities for students to work with the climate solution providers that are members of The Collider.