Emma’s Emmy Nominated

28 Apr
Filmaffects and Eden Valley Enterprises are excited to announce that their film “Trail Magic, the Grandma Gatewood Story” was officially nominated April 27th for a Regional National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Emmy Award in the “Best Documentary, Historical” category. Directed by Peter Huston of FilmAffects, The story of Emma Gatewood’s solo through hike on the Appalachian Trail in 1955 at the age of 67 still resonates with hikers across the country. The film captures Emma Gatewood’s challenging life that led to her historic hike on the AT.  Her hike and the subsequent publicity spurred interest in trail hiking across America. According to Director Huston, Emma’s story propelled boomers in the late 60’s and 70s to get out in nature and many chose to attempt the Appalachian Trail.
The film explores the idea of “Grandma (Gatewood) on the trail” and how that changed the way we look at personal fitness and outdoor adventure. The film, which features Appalachian Trail Conservancy CEO Ron Tipton and several other ATC staff, was first shown to the AT Communities gathering in 2015 and first aired in Ohio on PBS TV stations WVIZ and WOUB in 2016. Since then it has been distributed to PBS stations across the country by National Education Television Association (NETAonline.org). Check with your local PBS station to request it. You can also purchase a DVD from the Eden Valley Enterprises. Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 4.37.31 PM.png

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