Namuli is a community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats.
The film follows an international crew as they push the bounds of friendship, climbing conventions, and scientific research on the 2,000-foot granite face of Mozambique’s second highest mountain, Mount Namuli.
The film features expedition leader Majka Burhardt, a professional climber, author, and social entrepreneur, professional climber Kate Rutherford, Brazilian entomologist Flavia Esteves, South African entomologist Caswell Munyai, Mozambican herpetologist Harith Farooq, and Mozambican conservationist Geraldo Palalane.
Namuli showcases the origins of what is today Legado, a global nonprofit that works alongside indigenous peoples and local communities in places important for biodiversity to ensure they have the tools, resources, and partnerships they need to create and lead solutions that benefit both their communities and landscapes—an outcome we call Thriving Futures.
Today, Legado works to build a sustainable, locally-led system for collaborative problem solving that fosters adaptability and resilience in communities for meeting current and future challenges, such as those brought on by climate change.
Namuli was released in 2016 to international acclaim in film festivals on six continents and 35 stages. Today, it has been shown in theaters and television in 38 countries across the world.
Proudly Featured At:
Telluride Mountainfilm World Theatrical Premier (Telluride, Colorado)| Banff Mountain Film Festival (Banff, Canada) | Africa International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria) | Kendal Mountain Film Festival (Kendal, UK) | CinemAmbiente (Turin, Italy) | Adventure Outdoor Festival (Bolzano, Italy) | Ladek Mountain Film Festival (Ladek, Poland)| Instidoc (Maputo, Mozambique) | International Festival of Mountain Films (Proprad, Slovakia) | Livingston Film Series, Livingston, Montana | Adventure Film Festival Horyzonty (Trencin, Slovakia) | New Hampshire Film Festival (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) | Vancounver International Mountain Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada) | Siskiyou Film Festival (Ashland, Oregon) | Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival (Flagstaff, Arizona) | Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Nevada City, California) | Ulju Mountain Film Festival (Ulju, South Korea) | Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour (Various) | Vancouver International Film Festival on Tour (Various) | Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour (Various) | PBS across the U.S.A
USA Community Film Tour Launch, March – April, 2016
Namuli, the film, launched when over 2,000+ people who came out to the dozen events in March and April in cities from Seattle to Berkeley to New York City to launch the film. We’re grateful to our extended community, Patagonia, and Clif Bar for jumpstarting Namuli across the U.S!
“Legado promises to be a portable paragon for land and habitat protection in Earth’s threatened places.”
Mountain Life Magazine
“The beauty of Namuli, combined with the passion of all the people who love her, shines through in this inspiring documentary.”
Boston Post Gazette
“Beauty in a Blurry Photo – Merging climbing, science, and conservation in Mozambique”
The Cleanest Line, Patagonia
“As adventurers we have the power to bring an edge to the conservation discussion, and with that comes a responsibility.”
Rock and Ice Magazine
NAMULI PRESS KIT
Press Releases, High-Resolution Photos, Trailer MP4
Mount Mulanje conservation trust • black diamond • la sportiva • innate gear • biolite • pensao gurue
• edelweiss • jane b cook 1992 charitable trust • Mountainfilm Commitment Grant
NAMULI is a Ukalene Productions Film
Produced and Directed by
Director of Photography
Original Score by
James Q Martin
Namuli, through a Next Gen’s Lens
A web video about the 2014 Namuli expedition featuring the Positive Tracks Next Gen ambassadors. This short carries a targeted message for young people about the power of collaboration, following one’s passion, and having an impact through physical activity.
This short is produced in partnership with Positive Tracks , a national nonprofit who helps young people get active and give back using the power of sport (and adventure).