Greenway Speaker Series Returns with Documentary Screening of Overland
A Breathtaking Journey across Four Continents, Three Extraordinary People Practice Ancient Art of Hunting to Connect with Natural World and Feed their Inner Wild
How can we connect to our natural, primal spirit while modern society threatens to erase it? Get set for a stunning, stirring, cinematic journey shot across four continents that twists and turns like nature itself, bridging ancient to modern, east to west, and earth to sky. Overland explores humanity’s connection to the wild by following the extraordinary quests of three falconers, each facing a unique set of challenges as they pursue their passion for the ancient art of partnering with birds of prey. Join the Anne Springs Close Greenway for one of the first public viewings of this internationally acclaimed documentary on Saturday, October 16th on the Greenway Gateway Lawn. Begin the evening with live music and food and beverage options from the Gateway Canteen before the screening, followed by a discussion with husband and wife filmmakers, Elisabeth Haviland James and Revere La Noue, about their arduous journey in the making of Overland.
“From the outset, I knew that we could craft a film around a passion for birds of prey that shined a light on our shared humanity. I suspected that in the 6,000 year-old tradition of falconry, and the code of ethics that surrounds it, there would be universal human themes to uncover,” explains Elisabeth Haviland James, Director/Editor/Producer of the documentary. “The fears that bubble to the surface in Overland echo all around us – we are living in an era where nature is disappearing, the virtual world is overtaking the organic world, the food-chain is invisible, and as a result we are becoming disconnected from the very primal instincts that make us human and allow us to survive.”
The documentary screening will take place on Saturday, October 16 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Gateway, 2570 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. Live music will begin at 5:00pm, with the screening at 7:30pm and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn-style seating. Tickets are $15 members, $21 non-members, Free to 14 and under. Special event parking is $5 per car; Special event parking passes do apply. Picnic bags are available for pre-order from the Gateway Canteen, in addition to menu options for purchase at the event. Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase. No glass, food or outside alcohol allowed. Purchase tickets online. For questions, call 803-547-4575 or email Info@ASCGreenway.org.
About the Anne Springs Close Greenway
Since 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway has provided a place for the community to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities from fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding to picnics, kayaking and more. The 2,100 acre nature preserve located in Fort Mill, SC is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and nature lovers to use its 36 miles of trails. The Anne Springs Close Greenway is owned and operated by Leroy Springs & Company Inc., a 501(c)3 organization that receives no government funding for its ongoing operations and programs. The Greenway relies on revenues from its endowment, membership and program fees, and private contributions from individuals, community and corporate partners, and other donors to fund operations and capital needs.
Overland unfolds in a world increasingly driven by technology and routine, where we are losing touch with nature and our primal spirit is fading. Immersed in remote deserts, mountains and grasslands, three extraordinary people from contrasting cultures practice the ancient art of falconry to wake their inner wild. However, in their quests to connect to the natural world, Lauren, Giovanni and Khalifa must overcome social rejection, vanishing traditions, dwindling wilderness, elusive prey and the complicated instincts of their falcons, eagles and hawks. Feature Documentary, 105 Minutes, 4K, 5.1 Surround Sound.
Best Documentary – Breckenridge Film Festival 2020
Living with Wildlife Award – International Wildlife Film Festival
Special Jury Award – Livable Planet Film Festival (SF Indie Fest)
Best Documentary – Ferrara Film Festival 2021