Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story
Can one person really make a difference? Can the voice and actions of one really bring change? This is something that sometimes seems impossible from where we sit. But then stories come out of people that by all physical sense are the same as us. But have extraordinary passion and will power.
This is the case of Mark Baumer a man who wanted to bring global awareness to climate change. He was an environmental activist, avant-garde writer, and vegan who hiked barefoot for over 100 days across America to draw attention to climate change. To keep track of his journey, he had self-recorded videos that he would upload to YouTube for everyone to watch. In these videos, he narrates his offbeat take on life and how we can all make a difference.
Now his life is chronicled in an award-winning documentary titled, Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story. This film comes from award-winning filmmaker Julie Sokolow. It’s edited from Baumer’s own videos and includes interviews from family and friends. This film highlights a man that loved life, loved the world, and wasn’t afraid to show it in his unique way.
Interview with Julie Sokolow, Jim & Mary Baumer
With its release this week LRM Online had the privilege to talk with Sokolow. As well as Mark Baumer’s parents Jim & Mary. In this conversation, we talk about Mark and his amazing journey and message. Also the process of putting together this beautiful documentary. It takes place around the last presidential election. Now four years later, his message is more relevant than ever. By the end of this film, you’ll find yourself full of hope and positivity. Delivered in a way that only Mark Baumer could. You can check out the interview down below!
Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story is available now on VOD and Digital.