ARTIST OF IMPACT 2021 UPDATE
Gemini-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker Dianne Whelan, 500 Days in the Wild
APRIL 2021 | Artist of Impact Update - Coming Home with more Questions than Answers
500 Days in the Wild is a feature documentary about an artist’s journey to look for lost wisdom on the world’s longest trail. A story that calls us back to a place of reverence for the earth. Whelan, now in the final months of her ecological and reconciliation pilgrimage along The Great Trail (the Trans Canada Trail), recently provided the following update.
"When I embarked on this 24,000 km decision in 2015, I chose to travel from East to West to follow the sun as it led me back home.
The question I asked myself before I left wasn’t, ‘What is the easiest way?’
It was, ‘What is the most meaningful way?’
This directional choice also meant hiking, biking, and paddling into a head wind most of the way with more hills to climb then descend. It was the harder way, and I knew that.
As I approach the end of the trail and prepare to make the film, the question again arises, ‘What is the most meaningful way?’ The answer is clear, ‘In partnership'. With the currency of love and human kindness that carried the journey through years and the thousands of kilometers back home.
The whispers in the wind, the interconnectivity of the trees, and the songs of the waves all sing reminders that we are One."
~ Dianne Whelan
PowHERhouse is pleased to be working closely with Dianne as an Impact Producer, building relationships, support, momentum, and awareness throughout the film's production and launch.
In partnership with two incredible social organizations, you can now play a significant support role in helping us to fundraise for this project and receive a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution to creative impact through the artistry of filmmaking. Together, we can provide the opportunity for complete creative control to remain in the hands of Dianne as a truly independent filmmaker and her amazing team of producers, editors, interns, and of course, impact champions.