Beyond The Summit

Trailer (:31)
Full Film (33:15)
Canceled leases!

The film is about how elite athlete Kit Deslauriers used her unique skill set to become a citizen scientist in the fight against drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. The film was used in the successful lobbying of Biden to cancel oil leases in the area.

I produced this film right after moving back home. It inspired me to find local stories about people using their unique skillsets towards climate adaptation and mitigation in South Louisiana. The result is an oral documentary / podcast in late research phase. The team includes Lafayette’s Independent news organization The Current and consulting producer Theo Balcomb, who started NYT’s “The Daily”