Inspiration/Adversity

Parker Liautaud

Parker Liautaud

Named one of TIME‘s “30 people Under 30″ changing the world in 2013, Parker Liautaud (born in 1994) is a polar explorer and climate change campaigner, and a Fellow at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. By completing the fastest human-powered trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, he also became the youngest man to walk to the South Pole.

Separate, But Equal

Based upon the acclaimed book he co-authored, Separate, But Equal: The Mississippi Photographs of Henry Clay Anderson, filmmaker Shawn D. Wilson’s documentary explores the all black, separate-but-equal town of Greenville, MS in the 1950s-60s, and asks a most provocative question about desegregation: “Did we lose more than we gained?”

Tom Clynes

Acclaimed journalist, photographer and author of The Boy Who Played With Fusion, Tom Clynes, longtime Contributing Editor at National Geographic Adventure brings audiences along on assignment to the ends of the Earth, telling the stories of individuals who managed to shape once-ordinary lives into extraordinary, world-changing adventures, and how each of us can do the same.

Logan Smalley

Logan Smalley

Director of the multi-award-winning documentary “Darius Goes West,” which chronicles the epic cross-country road trip he and 10 others took with Darius Weems, a friend stricken with fatal Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Smalley is a change agent for a new generation. He and Darius prove that idealism and creativity can result in tangible progress.