New York Times Video shares Goshen Film on their Video Channel.
We feel extremely hyped that we just won Best Environmental Feature at the Mountain Film Festival! The film festival's mission is to enlighten, celebrate, and enrich.
"The Mountain Film Festival fosters appreciation for the art of movie making and its power to inspire and communicate a richness of ideas and cultures. The Mountain Film Festival along with its Mountain Film Awards, were created as a platform to provide recognition to the most finely made and exemplary films, screenplays, and those filmmakers, writers, and artists who demonstrate excellence and originality in their work and crafts."
This is Goshen's 8th accolade! So thank you Mountain Film Festival for the award and recognition!
We are honored that FMTV has selected Goshen to be a part of their health and wellness documentaries. We hope that this exposure will bring awareness to the Tarahumara and the issues their culture is facing!
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by Linda Frederiksen, Washington State University
In biblical terms, Goshen is a place of good pastures. For centuries, the Copper Canyons of northwestern Mexico provided the indigenous Taraahumara people with food, exercise, and community support they needed to thrive. Protected from the outside world, these subsistence farmers shared a lifestyle that also contributed to their reputation as natural athletes and endurance runners. A simple diet of the tres hermanas (squash, corn, beans), along with days of chasing goats over the hills of the canyons, made this remote area one of the world's few "cold spots" for disease, with diabetes completely unknown. Now, climate change, drought, and famine have had a significant impact on this ancient culture. Interviews with researchers and runners who admire and want to protect the people, the land, and their traditions combine with striking photography and a New Age sound track to tell this timely and melancholy story. Footage of the graceful, colorfully dressed, and nearly barefooted Tarahumara in the act of running is a joy to see.
VERDICT Recommended for general audiences with an interest in the benefits and challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in an unhealthy world.
This past week, we received the Prestige Film Award for Women Filmmakers. Only 4 months after our film's release, Goshen has gone on to win 5 awards and is an official selection in 2 film festivals!
On April 4, Dana & Sarah Films premiered their award winning documentary GOSHEN: Places of Refuge for the Running People. The powerful film is an entertaining and educational account of the plant-based diet and athletic endurance of the Tarahumara running tribe.
FULL ARTICLE: http://www.nativetimes.com/index.php/life/entertainment/11779-award-winning-new-documentary-features-tarahumara-runners
Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz, of Dana & Sarah Films, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards. The award was given for Dana & Sarah Film's powerful documentary, GOSHEN, which digs deep into the culture of the Tarahumara. GOSHEN features an exceptional cast including Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run, and an exceptional soundtrack featuring music from amiina and Romayne Wheeler.
“We feel blessed in receiving this award and hope that the documentary will bring awareness to the challenges the Tarahumara are facing" says Richardson.
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com.
In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Dana & Sarah Films joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Hall for Generosity of Eye, searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee and European heavyweight Roland Joffee for The Lovers starring Josh Hartnett and Bollywood star Bipasha Basu. Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
A new documentary, "GOSHEN: Places of Refuge for the Running People," will premiere in North Carolina at Asheville Pizza & Brewing on Thursday at 10 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Will Harlan, an Asheville local, author of "Untamed," owner of Barefoot Farm & Barefoot Seeds, and an ultra runner who is featured in GOSHEN. Part of the documentary was filmed at Will Harlan's Barefoot Farm in NC.
READ FULL ARTICLE: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/entertainment/2015/05/07/running-documentary-goshen-screens-asheville/70947562/
The Mexico International Film Festival and Awards has become an important awards event within the film industry and a centerpiece for promoting and growing the thriving arts and culture community of Mexico. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in bridging cultural understanding, the event celebrates and recognizes the very best of international independent cinema from around the world.
Held annually each May, the Mexico International Film Festival and Awards is an extraordinary celebration of cinematic discovery and innovation. Each year we honor the best from around the world in various competition categories including Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Foreign Films, Mexican Films, a short and feature length Screenplay Competition, Music Videos, Experimental Films, Television Pilots, Environmental Films, and more. In addition, Special Jury Prizes are awarded to several standout films and screenplays at the discretion of the Official Jury.
GOSHEN: Places of Refuge for the Running People is Winner of the Golden Palm Award for the Documentary Features Competition. GOSHEN was selected from among several hundred film and screenplays submitted from over 30 countries around the world.
2015 AWARD WINNERS: http://www.mexicofilmfestival.com/2015-winners
On April 4, Dana & Sarah Films premiered a new documentary about the Tarahumara running tribe. The film titled GOSHEN: Places of Refuge for the Running People was directed and produced by Dana Richardson and Sarah Zentz. The film shares an eye opening investigation of the Tarahumara people’s unique diet, ultra-running endurance, and natural running with minimal footwear.
The Tarahumara Tribe of Mexico’s Copper Canyons was famous worldwide for their ability to run long distances. They are also known for the low risk of health diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes - which is due to their plant based diet and active lifestyle.
READ MORE: http://www.runsociety.com/2015/04/25/goshen-a-new-documentary-about-the-tarahumara-ultra-running-tribe/
Filming location in the Copper Canyons, Mexico.