The CLHMG hiked with Dianne on the TCT and got a chance to talk to her about her experiences and adventures on the Trans Canada Trail. Dianne is hiking, cycling, paddling, snowshoeing and skiing the entire 24,000 km of the Trans Canada Trail while making her feature film 500 Days in the Wild. It was great to hear her tales from the trails.
About Dianne and the film:
On July 1, 2015 in St. John’s NL, filmmaker Dianne Whelan began a solo 3-year pilgrimage across The Great Trail to create her next feature documentary – 500 Days in the Wild. Dianne’s unexpected & sometimes humorous misadventures contrast with her profound awakenings. Her journey on the trail combines with stories of the land, people and communities she passes through.500 Days is an unfolding story that will ebb and flow between documentary and adventure film, taking us into the realm of myth, fable, and legend.
500 Days is the continuation of an old story – the artist dropping out of society and reconnecting to nature – but it is also a new story, a realization that we will not survive traveling solo. 500 Days in the Wild challenges us to revisit our past, our connection to the land and its people, to find our inclusive story that will carry us into the future.
If you would like to help with her journey or donate to the film click HERE.