Kilimanjaro Warriors: A Monumental Goal for Recovery
Directed by Bevan Bell
In February 2014, a group of amputee military veterans set forth on a monumental goal for physical and spiritual recovery. They would train and climb the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft) in Tanzania, Africa. Consisting of six amputees and five wing man climbers, the Kilimanjaro Warriors hiked the mountain for eight days overcoming insurmountable obstacles and new challenges with each passing mile, trusting that if you have heart and believe in yourself, anything is possible.
Producer and Lt. Col. (Ret) USAF Reservist Steve Connolly is scheduled to attend with U.S. Army veteran and film subject Steve Martin.
GI Film Festival San Diego Nomination
Best Documentary Feature
Bevan B. Bell has been a passionate filmmaker for over 20 years. Starting at the age of 18 in the tight-deadline driven world of television news, he crafted and built a variety of skill sets that have been utilized in many one-man scenarios. As an accomplished writer, director, editor, director of photography, and composer, Bevan has used the Auteur approach to nearly all of his films. No stranger to challenge and long-term projects, he has completed two narrative independent feature films, dozens of short films, web series, as well as corporate and commercial projects and products. He currently resides in Pacifica, CA with his wife and children.
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