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VIMFF Fall Series Finale The Seekers

The Seekers

World Premiere
11 mins |
United States |
  • Environment
  • Indigenous
  • Mountain Culture
Pete McBride
LANGUAGE(S): English


Can the experience of connecting with nature – physically, mentally, and spiritually – transform us? Filmed by award-winning photographer Pete McBride, this film follows physicist and author, Marcelo Gleiser and Navajo entrepreneur, Len Necefer, as they try in different but surprisingly complementary ways, to re-engage with nature and explore its healing potential.

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This film was part of Fall Series 2022 and is no longer available for viewing.


vimff the seekers director pete mcbride

Pete McBride

Coloradan Pete McBride is a self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and public speaker who has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for clients including the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Google and Sony. He has spoken on stages for The World Economic Forum, Nat Geo Live, Pixar and more. In 2016, McBride hiked the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park—over 750 miles without a trail—to highlight development challenges facing this iconic landscape. After the project, McBride authored Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim that won a National Outdoor Book Award, and directed an Emmy-nominated feature documentary, Into the Grand Canyon, for Disney+. His latest book, Seeing Silence (Rizzoli, 2021), explores the power and fragility of natural sounds and quietude and was named a top photography book of 2021 by Smithsonian magazine. McBride holds a BA from Dartmouth College, was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

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