"The Crossing" is a 15-20 minute documentary that follows activist, writer, and sponsored trail runner Nick Triolo as he organizes and attempts a 70-mile protest run in resistance to open-pit gold mining in Southern Baja, Mexico.
The protest was a grassroots campaign to unify and mobilize an entire peninsula to defend the Sierra, an important symbol of undeveloped, wild beauty in the region. In three months, Nick collaborated with environmental groups, artists and government officials to implement a protest that included multiple rallies, town meetings, and finally...a protest run.
The campaign culminated on April 6th, 2013, with the first-known, 70-mile foot crossing of the entire Baja Peninsula -- from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean. The route, joined by hundreds of Mexicans, traversed the Sierra Mountains and cut through the heart of proposed mining sites.
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- $1000 production costs (editing, music licensing, legal fees)
- $100 perk production, printing and delivery
- All remaining funds will be donated to conservation efforts in the Sierra de la Laguna.
So join us. Join our fight. Join us to support the completion of a creative project that will spread awareness about an effort to protect wild places from profit-driven industry. Currently, no mining has started in this area, in large part because of such efforts. Let's tell these stories of victory. Let's shout these tales of resistance from the mountaintops. Join us.
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We anticipate no major risks or challenges with this production. Regardless of reaching our funding goals, we are committed to completing this project because we strongly believe in our message and in our efforts. Your help confirms that we have an extended support base, and we are extremely grateful for any donation, no matter how small. Paz y amor.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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