An Imperfect Advocate

United States

Running time: 20 minutes - Language: English - Year: 2020

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Film Summary

In the rarified air of the world’s wildest mountains, alpinist Graham Zimmerman has seen firsthand the effects of human-driven climate change on the world. He has seen glaciers recede, winters become shorter, and weather patterns become more volatile. As his eyes have been opened to the irreversible damage that humans are doing to the planet, he has been forced to acknowledge that he is complicit in destroying these places that he loves​. Despite his own carbon footprint, Graham decides that he must take action and joins Protect Our Winters, an advocacy group that enlists him in the fight against Climate Change. In doing so, he starts down the path of advocacy in an increasingly turbulent world. A world that will challenge him in many ways, not least of all, by asking if he can accept​ his imperfections to become an effective advocate.

Category: Climate Justice


Jim Aikman

Jim Aikman is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director living in Portland, Oregon. He specializes in outdoor adventure films, character driven documentaries and commercial video. His work has taken him around the world, creating content for brands like National Geographic, The North Face and REI. With degrees in Film and English Literature from the University of Michigan, Jim has cultivated an interest in narrative theory and history to craft thoughtful, authentic stories about real characters. Jim has directed five feature documentaries, one feature narrative, and dozens of short documentaries and commercial campaigns, and is well versed in all aspects of video production.