Preview: The Important Places

Here’s a new short film that’s going to win a lot of awards.

As I plot and plan all year to get my own kids out of achievement-focused lifestyles the big city and into “the important places”, I sometimes wonder if it will make a difference. It’s a wager I make on a story in my head that may take several decades to unfold as fact or fairytale, probably well ater I’m gone.

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    Ellen Massey Leonard says:

    Not sure how I missed this until now. I loved it – thank you.

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    Nicholas Jack says:

    The most moving short film I have ever watched. As a grown man with a father who is 74, it really struck me. I hope I can have his kind of impact on my own son.

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    Walter Allan says:

    Hey Steve,
    I missed this the first time through. A great film. It is the kind of connection – kids-adults-water that all of us who subscribe to OCH love I am sure. Thanks.

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    Maggie Hunt says:

    Did this at 59 with my 2 early 20’s boys last May. Priceless doesn’t begin to describe. Thank you!

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    Alan Jones says:

    What a find Dustin! Thanks for bringing this to us. We need to do everything we can to save what’s still Wild of the Colorado for future generations, and support the groups that fight for this. For additional insight about the river I’d like to recommend “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko, an amazing book.

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    C Bradley Hindle says:

    Keep up the good work and quality vids OCH!

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    Ron Eike says:

    I was one of the chaperones on that 1970 trip. Would like to make contact with Doug or Forest Woodward. By the way, I shed a few tears too!

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    M. Hans Liebert says:

    Wisconsin summers spent on a 21′ Lone Star cabin cruiser… No wonder I love the water so much. Thanks, Mom and Dad. And thanks, OCH, for the reminder.

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    Alex von Bidder says:

    I love this video. Just 2 years ago I (65) rafted the Salmon River in Idahoe with my daughter ((38). We had a blast and continued our deep connection to nature and each other.
    My Dad taught me as I am now teaching my daughter all the things we are all still learning. Thank you for being a source of lives wisdom.

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    Ed Borges says:

    Beautiful! I had to wipe a tear or two from my eyes


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    Sam Moore says:

    I’m 60 and taking my daughter and 15 friends for their first adventure down the river this fall. This video is a whirlwind of memories for me. I can’t wait to get back for the 5’th time. It is ONE of the important place.

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    Brian McQuillan says:

    I have been there when I was 67 with my son and friends 21 day trip thank you for this video
    it rings true.
    Brian McQuillan