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Mountainfilm on Tour 2017 – Salida

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Central Colorado Conservancy are teaming up once again to bring an evening of film from Mountainfilm on Tour. Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world.

The Salida festival will take place at the Salida High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:00 pm, films begin at 7:00 pm.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE or at Salida and BV Chambers

The evening will include 2 hours of films including 10 films. Here is a sampling:


The Last Honey Hunter: Courtesy Mountainfilm

The Last Honey Hunter – Directed by Salida-area resident: Ben Knight – In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. The task, which involves climbing rope ladders up sheer cliffs to cut down combs made by the world’s largest honeybee (before collecting the poisonous honey within), is extraordinarily dangerous. But it’s a spiritual pursuit soaked in myth that the Kulung believe taps directly into the gods. And with roads, technology and market forces, it may not be around for long.


Courtesy: Rummin Productions

Doing it Scared – 18 years ago, British climber, now resident of Tasmania, Paul Pritchard was abseiling from the top of the Totem Pole, a gravity-defying tower that juts out from the sea off the coast of Tasmania, when he dislodged a boulder that hit him on the head. In an instant, his life changed but it didn’t shut him down. Pritchard, with the help of his friends and fellow climbers, returned to the Totem Pole to challenge himself in an entirely new way.

The Buena Vista festival will take place on Friday, October 20 at the Buena Vista Community Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm, films begin at 7:00 pm. There will be a different line-up of films each night.


October 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Salida High School
26 Jones Ave
Salida, CO 81201 United States



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Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.