May 28, 2011 - 8:00 a.m.

Date: May 28, 2011
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Saturday Coffee Talks

The Greg Mortenson Story

Town Talk

There are two primary questions currently being asked about Greg Mortenson: the veracity of his book, Three Cups of Tea, and the allegations of financial propriety at his non-profit, the Central Asia Institute. Mountainfilm Executive Director Peter Kenworthy discusses the many aspects of this difficult story with anthropologist Ted Callahan (who was interviewed by 60 Minutes in its story on Mortenson), National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis, and Outside Editor Chris Keyes.

In Person:
  • Peter Kenworthy
  • Wade Davis
  • Ted Callahan
  • Chris Keyes
  • Can Bikes Save the World?

    Town Talk

    Dan Austin of 88 Bikes, Jacey Depriest who started Telluride Townies - our local bike borrow program, former Mountain bike racer Shannon Galpin (Mountain2Mountain), and Jacob Seigel-Boettner who directed With My Own Two Wheels all believe in the power of two wheels. What role can and should bikes play in this world?

    In Person:
  • Dan Austin
  • Jacey Depriest
  • Jacob Seigel-Boettner
  • Shannon Galpin
  • The Food Movement

    Town Talk

    We are witnessing some fundamental shifts in the way the world eats, but the more some things change, the more they stay the same. Dennis Dimick of National Geographic sits down with Curt Ellis (King Corn, Truck Farm, and Symposium Speaker for Food Corps), Dave James of James Family Ranch in Durango, and author Bill McKibben to try and figure out how the food movement keeps its momentum.

    In Person:
  • Dennis Dimick
  • Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis
  • Dave James
  • Bill McKibben
  • Making Movies in the Mountains

    Town Talk

    Photographer Jimmy Chin (On Assignment), pro skier Lynsey Dyer, pro climber Alex Honnold (subject, Alone on the Wall), Renan Ozturk (director, Towers of Ennedi) and Nick Rosen (Sender Films) discuss the tricks of their trade.

    In Person:
  • Jimmy Chin
  • Lynsey Dyer
  • Renan Ozturk
  • Alex Honnold
  • Nick Rosen
  • Remembering Tim Hetherington

    Town Talk

    War photographer Tim Hetherington (Mountainfilm 2010, director, Restrepo) was killed in Libya on April 20 by an RPG attack. Photographer Aaron Huey (Pine Ridge exhibit) discusses the kind of danger war reporters face with two writers for the New York Times: Roger Cohen who was recently in Libya for the paper; and David Rohde who was held hostage in Serbia and Afghanistan and wrote about those experiences in his book, A Rope and a Prayer.

    In Person:
  • Aaron Huey
  • Roger Cohen
  • David Rohde
  • K2

    Town Talk

    Authors Freddie Wilkinson (One Thousand Summits) and Jennifer Jordan (The Last Man on the Mountain) join mountaineers Jake Norton and Geoff Tabin to talk about the second biggest, and arguably the baddest, mountain in the world.

    In Person:
  • Freddie Wilkinson
  • Jennifer Jordan
  • Jake Norton
  • Geoff Tabin