Women Outward Bound
Directed by Maxine Davis
Fifty years ago girls were not allowed to participate in the rigorous U.S. Outward Bound Wilderness School … well, until 24 women broke that barrier, among them the film’s director. Find out how one month of surviving in the woods changed them, and history, forever.
The Community Partner for this film is The Susan B. Anthony House
Director Maxine Davis has been making video biographies for 10 years and worked in the film industry in Minnesota for 33 years. She was as a production manager and location scout for hundreds of films and TV productions, serving as production coordinator for Prince’s movie, Purple Rain. This is her feature-length documentary debut as a director. Women Outward Bound has won “Best of Fest” awards from Artemis Women in Action Film Festival (April 2016) , in Iowa. “Women Outward Bound is a documentary about those girls, what happened to them, and how 30 days in the wilderness taught us that we could do more than we ever thought possible,” Davis said.
Writer and Producer: Melody Gilbert