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Black History Month Exclusive Premier of "Wood Hood" with Outdoor UW & NOLS

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Leader: Dan Dunne

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Join Outdoor UW for a sneak peek screening of Wood Hood and a conversation with the Executive Director of Camping to Connect

Through our relationship with NOLS Outdoor UW has access to show this film during Black History Month. Please join us in the Mendota Lodge to watch this movie! All are welcome!


In celebration of Black History Month, NOLS is pleased to offer an in-person & virtual screening of WOOD HOOD, an award-winning documentary/short film that addresses Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD).

DeVaughn is a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a "quiet place" to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. The film follows DeVaughn on a weekend-long group camping trip with Camping to Connect, a BIPOC-led mentorship program that teaches leadership, brotherhood, and inclusion in the outdoors. One leader states, "these kinds of conversations are rare for men that look like us," and as the film weaves between the city and the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to these kids, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that "quiet place."

Following the screening, there will be an opportunity for conversation facilitated by Manny Almonte, Executive Director of Camping to Connect. Manny will discuss the topic of Nature Deficit Disorder in the BIPOC community and ways to improve this condition.



Production Team

Director - Alex Cullen

Producers - Manny Almonte & Andy Isaacson

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Educational Event (passive learning, no rating)
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