From: Justin Gural
February 03, 2010
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Chris Alstrin's newest film, Waypoint Namibia, is now available on DVD, and 5% of the proceeds from the sale go to help fund Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation Trust, an organization that strives to improve the lives of rural people by diversifying the socio-economy in Namibia s communal areas to include wildlife and other valuable natural resources.
To reach Namibia's incomparably remote climbing destinations, Majka Burhardt, Kate Rutherford, Peter Doucette and their crew drove washboard roads for days on end in search of undiscovered climbing. Along the way, they met Namibia's Himba people, tested their mettle in extreme heat and worked their way (somewhat accidentally) up a new route on the Orabeskopf face of the Brandberg Massif, Namibia's highest peak.
The DVD is available for purchase off of Majka's site. This short features highlights from the full-length video:
If seeing the video at home isn't enough, try to catch Majka and Waypoint Namibia as they make the rounds with the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. With over 50 showings coast-to-coast between now and May 1, you can find a date and venue near you.