Purple Mountains Official Trailer

Purple Mountains Official Trailer

Are We Really As Divided As They Say We are?

Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research have teamed up to create Purple Mountains, an hour-long documentary that aims to understand the polarization surrounding climate change.

In this documentary, professional snowboarder and climate activist, Jeremy Jones wonders if “we are all as divided as they say we are.” Jones hopes to engage his detractors and find a common ground when it comes to the health of the planet.

“We’re all on the same team – we’re on team Planet Earth.”

Jeremy Jones, Purple Mountains

The powerful and beautiful trailer premiered last week and we can’t wait for the full online movie premiere this Wednesday, September 16th.

Learn more about Purple Mountains here.

From The Press Release:
Boulder, CO (September 8, 2020) – In a search for a united path forward on climate policy through a shared love of the outdoors, iconic snowboarder and environmentalist Jeremy Jones stars in Purple Mountains presented by Protect Our Winters. The new hour-long documentary directed by Josh ‘Bones’ Murphy (Artifishal) and produced by Liars & Thieves and Teton Gravity Research premieres in an online event on Wednesday, September 16. Purple Mountains follows Jones’ journey to engage his detractors, consider the future of clean air, clean water and a healthy planet, and search for common ground in the mountains—one voter at a time.

“I’ve always wondered if we’re really as divided as they say we are. We’re still all Americans at the core,” said Jones. “So I decided there’s only one way to find out; to meet my neighbors and other people who love the outdoors as much as I do and head outside to find where we agree and how we can move forward. With climate action we’re simply asking for policies that offer clean air, clean water and a sustainable future for all people. What I’m searching to learn in this film is ‘Why is that ask so polarizing?’”

Purple Mountains premieres in a special online event followed by a live Q&A with Jones and Murphy on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Find screenings, RSVP for access to the world premiere, and starting on Sept 17 stream the film for free at PurpleMountainsFilm.com.

“With the country more divided than ever on issues including climate change, Purple Mountains is a film about stepping outside of our political bubbles and truly listening. It’s about finding common ground through a shared love of the outdoors and sports,” says Murphy. “The film captures Jeremy’s evolution as an athlete, activist, business owner and father, and follows him as he forges toward a common future where clean air, clean water and a healthy environment are the priority.”

Jeremy Jones is widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all-time. Jones was named a 2013 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” and eleven times voted “Big Mountain Rider of the Year” by Snowboarder Magazine. Jeremy has starred in more than 50 snowboard films, including his highly acclaimed, human-powered snowboarding trilogy​ Deeper, Further and Higher​ produced by Teton Gravity Research. In 2007 Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change and was recognized in 2013 as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama.

“Having worked with Jeremy on more than 35 films, we were super excited when he brought the initial Purple Mountains concept to us,” said Todd Jones, Teton Gravity Research. “This is Jeremy’s most cause based film to date, and it is amazing to have helped him bring it to life.”

The film is presented by Protect Our Winters, in partnership with Clif Bar, the Manitou Fund and Sitka Gear. The impact campaign is being directed by Sound Off Films.

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