Barefoot: The Mike Baumer Story

United States

Running time: 87 minutes - Language: English - Year: 2019

Film Summary

From award-winning filmmaker, Julie Sokolow, comes this intimate portrait of Mark Baumer, an environmental activist, avant-garde writer, and vegan, who walked barefoot across the United States to protest climate change. In a voice The New Yorker praised as “reminiscent of Andy Kaufman”, Baumer narrates his offbeat take on life and how we all can make a difference. Edited from Baumer’s own self-recorded videos, along with interviews from family and friends, it’s a moving portrait filled with laughs, tragedy, and inspiration.

Category: Resistance/Activism

Filmmaker

Julie Sokolow

Julie Sokolow is the award-winning director of Woman on Fire, which aired on Starz in 2017. The film is about Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York. She also directed the documentary feature Aspie Seeks Love, which won Best Documentary at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2015. She is the creator of the Healthy Artists web series (2012-4), about the challenges of artists without health care access. Her films have been featured by the New York Times, Vimeo Staff Picks, IndieWire, VICE, Salon, Village Voice and Huffington Post.