UPDATED: Overland Expo Presents the Overland Expo Film Festival Lineup for PNW 2024

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Join us as we continue the 10th Season of the Overland Expo Film Festival at Overland Expo PNW in Redmond, Oregon, June 28-30. The film festival brings a curated selection of films documenting vehicle-based travel adventures to the Toyo Tires Oasis Bar and Food Court on Friday evening.

FILM: This Land is Our Land

“The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it is the only thing that lasts…”
– Margaret Mitchell

There are roughly 250 million acres of public land in the United States, and these federal public lands are held in trust for all Americans. The majority of these lands can be found west of Colorado, and are considered multi-use properties including everything from recreation to timber.

Every American has a say in how these places get used, however one of the greatest threats our public land faces today, is closures due to misuse.

Public Land Stewards is on a mission to keep our public lands accessible and protected in Central Oregon, with the hope that our work here will inspire others to take better care of Mother Nature throughout the Western US in the future.

This Land is Our Land is a documentary film which tells the story of Public Land Stewards and their fight against misuse of public lands.

Film Maker Bio: Grace Schuessler

Grace Schuessler is an Emmy Award winning videographer and storyteller. Her films aim to capture the depth of the human spirit, with a focus on exploration and adventure in the wild.

She is also a world traveler, motorcycle enthusiast, author, and athlete who calls Bend, OR home.

FEATURE FILM: Northern California Backcountry Discovery Route

The CABDR-North expedition film features members of the BDR team and special guests from both BMW Motorrad USA and Zero Motorcycles as they take a first run on the all-new route, immersing themselves in Northern California’s captivating blend of landscapes, terrain, and history.

Starting in Mammoth Lakes, CA, atop Minaret Vista, the 940-mile route traverses the Great Sierra Nevada Range’s conifer forests, mountain meadows, and gentle slopes, concluding in the high desert of the Modoc Plateau just north of Alturas, CA, at the Oregon border. Riders enjoy blissful forested two-tracks, tackle rugged canyon and mountain roads, and ascend peaks to fire lookouts with unparalleled 360-degree views. 

Highlights of the route include quaint towns nestled in the High Sierra’s folds, with their historic inns dating back to the 1880s. Beyond the thrill of the twisty roads and scenic vistas, riders can delve into California history, discover relics of mining towns, and witness geological wonders. The route caters to riders of varying skill levels and offers optional challenging sections, plus three expert segments. 

Filmmaker: Sterling Noren, Director
Film Maker Bio: Sterling Noren

Sterling Noren lives to explore, discover, create, and share. He began his professional film career in 1990 and created his first adventure motorcycling film in 1998. He is a founding member of the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization and produces films and advertising for the adventure motorcycling community, including The Motorcycle Travel Channel.

Sterling lives in Bisbee, Arizona, where he owns and operates a small vintage motel called The Jonquil. He regularly presents his films before live audiences and encourages others to live inspiring lives of travel and adventure.

READ MORE: Best Rigs of Overland Expo West 2024

Stay tuned for more film announcements in the coming days.

Join Us at Overland Expo PNW

The Overland Expo Film Festival is included in your ticket to Overland Expo PNW, June 28-30, at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon.

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