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Director(s): Palmer MorseUS16 min.2023
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesEnglish (orig.)

While navigating a myriad number of life challenges from being her mom’s care taker, working several jobs, to facing housing insecurity, Anjelica Avella turned to the outdoors in her mid-twenties to improve her mental health. Despite feeling the benefits of time spent outside for her well-being, the lack of other plus-size women of color she was encountering on trail was noticeable. In an effort to form community, Anjelica began leading weekend hikes and trips for other women who too were seeking others with shared lived experiences. Forward chronicles Anjelica’s perspective in a space that has historically excluded individuals like her and shares a profound connection between women who once felt sidelined and are now a catalyst for change.

Projection of Forward at MOUNTAINS AND CITY 2024
12. Apr
Film block: HIKING
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