Bosnia, Exhibitions, Festivals, National Geographic, Talks, Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, United States

Telluride MountainFilm Festival 2015 with National Geographic Young Explorers

Sephardic Jews pray in the Ashkenazi Synagogue on shabbat in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 17, 2014.  Jewish community leader Jakob Finci (second from right) placed the number of Jewish people left in Sarajevo at 700; part of the Shabbat service is in Ladino, an old dialect of Spanish that Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 took with them to their new homes across the Mediterranean world.

Sephardic Jews pray in the Ashkenazi Synagogue on shabbat in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 17, 2014. Jewish community leader Jakob Finci (second from right) placed the number of Jewish people left in Sarajevo at 700; part of the Shabbat service is in Ladino, an old dialect of Spanish that Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 took with them to their new homes across the Mediterranean world.

This weekend I will be in Telluride, Colorado attending the Telluride MountainFilm Festival as a guest of the National Geographic Society (NGS). NGS is a festvial co-sponsor and supporter and has contributed a range of talent and programming to this year’s MountainFilm Festival, including a presentation of photographs by recipients of their Young Explorers Grant.

If you are attending Telluride MountainFilm, please join me after 3:30pm Friday May 22 for the Gallery Walk or Sunday afternoon from 12-2pm for presentations by Young Explorers at the Sheridan Opera House. Additionally, Cara Eckholm, who I traveled to Bosnia with in October of last year and with whom I will be presenting on Sunday, will be featured in “Coffee and Conversation” with Ambassador Christopher Hill and Festival Director David Holbrooke (and son of Richard Holbrooke) very early Sunday morning at 8am at the Hotel Telluride.