Monday, September 08, 2008

Loop. The best outdoor documentary you have not seen.




Two springs ago Marg and I headed to Norway to ski, paddle and see where her fathers family originated. A farily common pilgrimage for two people from Minnesota. We were of course totally enamored with the place. While there we met a stream of totally cool and very interesting outdoor types, and without fail all of them mentioned to us a man called Arne Naess. He is a mountaineer, he is a philosopher, he is a poet, he is the founder of the Deep Ecology movement. I was totally motivated to find any material I could about him, but of course it was all in Norwegian and I was unable to really learn much about him. Later at the end of the trip I stumbled across a film in a ski shop called Loop. It was about Arne and it had an English subtitle version on the DVD. Without thinking I bought it. Well, two years later I finally figured out a way to play the PAL, euro version of the DVD! I was thunderstruck by the film. It is so worth watching I could not believe that it has not had a following here in the US. So watch the Trailer. Learn about Arne and spread the word, we need his influence here in a big way and hopefully through word of mouth, through learning more about him we can make his name as influential here as Muir or Abbey.......

1 comment:

powpowhunter said...

RIP Arne