Outdoor Movie: An American Ascent
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is proud to present "An American Ascent" on the outdoor movie screen. An American Ascent documents the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali (aka Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak), while shedding light on the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a “minority majority” nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America's wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of the 20,237-foot Denali, nine African-American climbers try to bridge this “adventure gap” by challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like and changing the face of America's biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/102678492
Don't forget to bring your own lawn chair or blanket!