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Hike the Divide: A Conversation about Climate Action on the Continental Divide Trail

Hike the Divide: A Conversation about Climate Action on the Continental Divide Trail is a feature-length, independent and not-for-profit documentary that follows jaded millennial Connor DeVane 2,700 miles from Canada to Mexico on the CDT as he seeks hope in the face of climate breakdown. The film, structured around a physical journey through environments both harsh and breathtakingly beautiful, shares the stories of the community activists and problem solvers Connor meets, marking a trail from apathy and resignation to hope and engagement.

Hike the Divide presents a spectrum of approach to climate action, including grassroots community organizing, land regeneration to store CO2 in soil, non-violent civil disobedience and more. Connor's journey reminds us what we are capable of, what we stand to lose, and how little we need to thrive; a host of diverse and powerful voices unite not only to pick us up off the floor, but also to shove us out the door to build a better future.

  • Connor DeVane
  • Connor DeVane
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Environmental, adventure, outdoors
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Connor DeVane

Connor DeVane graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2014. Five days after commencement, he walked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Since then he has lived in Portland, Oregon, where he has worked as a substitute teacher and volunteer climate organizer, aside from the five months he spent walking from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail shooting Hike the Divide. Hike the Divide is his first film.

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