Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story is an extremely important and timely documentary that follows Mark Baumer, an activist, and poet on his journey walking across the country barefoot to bring awareness to climate change. Listen in as I share my thoughts about this amazing documentary from director Julie Sokolow.
Inspiring. Eccentric. Daring. This portrait celebrates Mark Baumer, an activist who traveled America barefoot to protest climate change and died for his efforts.
From award-winning filmmaker, Julie Sokolow comes a loving portrait of Mark Baumer, an environmental activist, avant-garde writer, and vegan, who hiked barefoot for over 100 days across America to draw attention to 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. A movie about a man who loved life loved the world, and it showed in everything he did.