Details of EMFF 2020 guest speakers and films will be added here shortly.
The details below relate to EMFF 2018.
The Adventure Session: Sunday 4th February, 2pm start
Our Adventure Session is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! This year, the session focuses on incredible journeys, both in the films and lecture. We begin with some films which will run for a little over an hour. After a short break, we then welcome our guest speaker, Sarah Outen MBE, to the stage for her presentation.
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The Frozen Road (25 mins) – Finalist: Donald Tiso Best Film Award
Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of London’s descriptions. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.
DugOut (41 mins)
Ben and James have been on several adventures together but this trip was altogether different. They would travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe, then take that canoe on a journey. The film covers the two month trip, documenting their time in the Huaorani community as they built a dugout canoe, then the journey downstream through Ecuador’s Yasuni region – one of the most biodiverse areas of the world.
Speaker: Sarah Outen MBE
London2London via the World – Looping the Planet by Human Power
Sarah has spent more than a year rowing solo across the world’s oceans, kayaked for thousands of miles in remote and beautiful places, and cycling the bits in-between. Her most recent adventure was a 4.5 year expedition looping the planet using human power. An advocate of getting outside and of breaking down the lack of diversity in the adventure world, Sarah is all about sharing the good energy and spirit of the outdoors. She’s not one for hyperbole – but is appreciated for her rawness, honesty and smiling ability to share both the storms and the sunshine.
Sarah will focus on tales of her 4.5 year London2London via the World journey, which she completed in 2015, having kayaked, cycled and rowed over 20,000 miles around the Northern Hemisphere. It didn’t go entirely to plan but was all the richer for it.