BAREFOOT: The Mark Baumer Story

Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julie Sokolow
Producer:Olivia Vaughn
Danny Yourd
Music:Ryan Will Stewart
Cinematographer:John Pope
Editor:Julie Sokolow


Experience the journey of Mark Baumer as he walks barefoot for over 100 days through America, in order to raise awareness in his fight to change the world.

Julie Sokolow (Aspie Seeks Love, Cinequest 2015) brings to life this loving portrait of Mark Baumer, a passionately – and boisterously – committed environmental activist, avant-garde writer, and vegan, who hiked barefoot for 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 walk in self-recorded videos, sharing his offbeat take on life and how we all can make a difference. Skillfully edited from Baumer’s intimate footage, along with interviews from family, friends, and more, it’s a moving portrait filled with laughs, tragedy, inspiration, and elation. A film about a man who loved life, loved the world, and it showed in everything he did.