THE FILM

A community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when adventure becomes a nexus for art, science, and global change. View the film for our successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign here:

THE LOST MOUNTAIN FILM PLATFORM: COMING IN 2015

Full Length Documentary Film

The Lost Mountain is a community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists set off on a daring and unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least-explored and most-threatened habitats. The film follows an international crew as they push the bounds of friendship, climbing conventions, and scientific research on the 2,000-foot granite face of Mozambique’s second highest mountain, Mount Namuli.

Positive Tracks Next Gen Lost Mountain Short

An adapted 5-7 minute short of the full film featuring the Positive Tracks Next Gen ambassadors. This short carries a targeted message for young people about the power of collaboration, following one’s passion, and having an impact through physical activity. This short is produced in partnership with Positive Tracks, a national nonprofit that encourages youth philanthropy through sports.

 

2015 FILM TOUR

Film Festivals | Community Showings | International and Domestic (US)

(inquiries and requests: info@majkaburhardt.com)

CURRENT VIDEO LIBRARY 

The Lost Mountain Music Video featuring The Road Is Kind, a song written and recorded by Jacob Bain on the flanks of Mt Namuli on Day 23 of the expedition. We released this music video in honor and support of our Positive Tracks Next Gen fundraising effort.

Old Man Ray, song and video produced in the field on Mt Mulanje, in Malawi, with Jacob Bain leading the musical charge and video footage by Rob Frost Media, and James Q Martin

2011 Recon Short: a short film shot on our 2011 reconnaissance expedition which we used to garner support for our successful 2014 project.

 

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The Lost Mountain Project and film are produced by Ukalene Productions: a company formed by Majka Burhardt, Sarah Garlick, and Paul Yoo in 2011 to facilitate cross-discipline collaboration between science, exploration, conservation, and media.

 

 

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The Lost Mountain is a community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists set off on a daring and unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least-explored and most-threatened habitats. The film follows an international crew as they push the bounds of friendship, climbing conventions, and scientific research on the 2,000-foot granite face of Mozambique’s second highest mountain, Mount Namuli. The film features expedition leader Majka Burhardt, a professional climber, author, and social entrepreneur; also professional climber Kate Rutherford, Brazilian entomologist Flavia Esteves, South African entomologist Caswell Munyai, and Mozambican herpetologist Harith Farooq.

The Lost Mountain explores the connection between people and landscape, focused on a remote region of mountains spanning the border between Mozambique and Malawi. These isolated mountains are called inselbergs—“island mountains”—and they serve as island ecosystems, each harboring extraordinary biodiversity and unique life. Like mountains around the world, these inselbergs also provide critical natural and cultural resources for nearby human communities, and the struggles of the people who live here fuel one of the universal stories of our time: how do we coexist with our environment so that both people and ecosystems thrive?

 

The Lost Mountain Film Team

Co-Directors Majka BurhardtPaul Yoo | Producer and Writer Sarah Garlick | Director of Photography Rob Frost | Cinematographer James Q Martin | Editor and Composer Jacob Bain | Writer Fitz Cahall | Editor Aidan Haley. READ THE BIOS

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