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  1. This is the story of Dharampal Singh who, according to himself and four hastily arranged forms of ID, is 119 years old. While living that long would be a feat unto itself, it’s all the running that got our attention.

    Mr. Dharam Singh likes to run.

    A lot.

    According to Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group, only about 1,000 people have been verified as living past 110. That’s roughly .00001 percent of the current human population. Of these people, only about 10 percent are male. Of these males, 0 percent could run a marathon. We traveled to magical (and crowded) India in the spring to figure out the ancient secrets of Dharam’s longevity and watch him run in the Hindustan Marathon, which, if his age is accurate, would make him the oldest runner of any kind of sanctioned running event by at least two decades.

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  2. Pulitzer-prize winning Journalist, Author and Activist Chris Hedges, discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion.

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  3. On December 4, 2017, President Trump declared a drastic reduction of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. This is the largest elimination of protected land in American history…and the President had made his decision without ever stepping foot there.

    On January 13, 2018, we gathered a group of friends and ran 250 miles across both monuments in a single weekend to see for ourselves what would be left protected.

    Now more than ever we believe in celebrating the things that unite us. Our run was about finding commonalities in the midst of a divisive political landscape and standing in coalescence— tribal members, athletes, dirtbags — for our public lands. We hope our footsteps carry a message: wild places are worth protecting, and sometimes the first step in doing that is to take another.

    To learn more about the run, visit messengersrun.com

    Producers:
    Andy Cochrane
    Johnie Gall
    Greg Balkin

    DP/Editor: Greg Balkin

    Music: Cleod9 Music (cleod9music.com/)

    Runners:
    Andy Cochrane
    Magda Boulet
    Clare Gallagher
    Len Necefer
    Sheyenne Lewis
    Jorge Moreno
    Katie Boué
    Gil Levy
    Carolyn Morse
    Alice Baker
    Craig Prendergast
    Lenny Strnad
    Brianna Madia
    Keith Madia
    Wyatt Roscoe
    Maggie George
    Daniel McLaughlin

    Dogs:
    Bea
    Bucket
    Dagwood
    Chaco
    Gizmo

    Special Thanks to:
    Patagonia
    Cleod9 Music
    Borrowlenses
    Nativesoutdoors
    Karl Scherzberg
    Bureau of Land Management
    The Navajo, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Ute Tribes

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  4. Yuma is often thought of as a hot, dry desert town in southwestern Arizona, but for the area residents - and the United States as a whole, it is the land of plenty. During the winter months, nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans eat are grown in the fertile fields which lie at the literal end of the Colorado River. For the people who work the fields, the Colorado River represents not only the source of their livelihood, but a deep, spiritual connection to this arid landscape as well. Leche y Miel (Milk & Honey) provides a short, beautiful glimpse into the area's Latino community and their connection to the strained Colorado River.

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  5. I hope that this film is a healthy nudge for people to shake up their lives a little bit.
    Jed's radical choice to quit his job and ride his bike across the world is a perfect challenge to the rest of us to get out of the routine and make some scary decisions. If you're afraid of a decision ahead of you, you're probably on the right track. Choose it. !

    Follow Jed's adventures @jedidiahjenkins
    My Instaspam @kennyjamez

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