‘Wood Hood’: Documentary Shows Power of Outdoors for BIPOC Community

This short documentary tells the story of Camping to Connect, a BIPOC-led program that brings people of color into the outdoors.

American culture has long struggled with a simple truth: representation matters. That’s why films like “Wood Hood” have become so important.

This short, 16-minute documentary premiered at the 44th Mountainfilm Festival this summer. It tells the story of young Black men experiencing the outdoors through the Camping to Connect program.

The film focuses primarily on DeVaughn, a 15-year-old kid from New York City who just wants a quiet place to himself. If you loved Reel Rock‘s “Black Ice” (I know I did), then don’t miss “Wood Hood.”

While only the trailer is available online at the moment, Camping to Connect said the full doc will be released later this summer.

Runtime: 2 minutes

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Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he uses as a home base for adventures throughout the Americas. When he's not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he's hanging out with his dog Campana.


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