Official Selection MountainFilm 2021


12 mins


Outdoor recreation is not a privilege, but a cornerstone of mental health, joy and resilience. Lesford Duncan of the San Diego-based nonprofit Outdoor Outreach, whose mission is to “connect youth to the transformative power of the outdoors,” offers himself as a case study in the healing that comes from being outside.

In-Person World Premiere

Production Team

Tim Kressin
Sebastián Castro Sasso
Christine Raine

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Outdoor Outreach

Outdoor Outreach is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego that connects youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. We provide opportunities and access to outdoor spaces for young people from under-served communities, where they can build trust, resilience, and confidence to face all of life’s challenges. With the opportunity to stand up on their first wave or climb to the top of a rock wall, we’re enabling youth to see what they can do and what they can be.

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