Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour returns to Crestone Oct. 3

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is sponsoring the fourth annual Telluride Mountainfilm festival and we are excited about the 29 diverse, inspirational and memorable films from around the world. The afternoon program starts at 2pm and the evening is at 6:30.  We ask for a $10 donation at each session. You will want to attend both programs which are packed with excitement, adventure, exquisite scenery, as well as heartwarming stories and films about conservation and environmental issues. Make it a fun day as there will be chili, baked goods, popcorn and drinks for purchase. Also you can do early holiday shopping at our fabulous silent auction of donated services and products.

Rinpoche Speaks is a film shown in the afternoon session. Ngawang Tenzin Norbu, who was born in Nepal in 1935, is believed to be the first reincarnation of Lama Gulu, the Tengboche Rinpoche. Learn what he has to say about the destruction of sacred places high in the Himalayas caused by too many people. The film Knee Deep shows how a small community outside of Boulder pulled together during a devastating flood. Enter an impromptu brigade of volunteers, dubbed “Mudslingers” with shovels, buckets and a strong desire to help any way they could. Watch powder skiing in Japan by Van among many other films of action-filled sports.

In the evening The Important Places is a film about a father and son on a 28-day journey down the Colorado River. Also in the evening, We Are Fire is a film featuring an impressive collection of Indian women called the “Gulabi Gang” whose goal is to help victimized women gain economic security, emotional confidence and physical safety. Among the many action films you will see amazing cinematography of brave surfing amid the icebergs in Iceland in Strange Rumblings—Iceland Segment to spotlighting a Chilean surfer activist and his efforts to protect the waters in The Fisherman’s Son.

Telluride Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

We hope to see you at the Charter School Oct. 3! These 29 films run from 2 to 25 minutes in length. Remember there will be chili, baked goods, popcorn and drinks for purchase and an amazing silent auction of donated services and products for early holiday shopping, another fun way you can help a neighbor!

Afternoon Program:  2-4:30pm:  $10

Evening Program:  6:30-9pm: $10

NHN is a 501C3, helping families in crisis since 1998. Donations are appreciated and all money raised goes to helping a neighbor in need. Send to NHN, Box 822, Crestone, CO 81131.