Academy of Documentary Arts & The Environment
"Sundance Meets Outward Bound"
At OPEN ROADS ACADEMY we like to think of ourselves as
"Sundance meets Outward Bound."
We draw our inspiration from a deep tradition of writers, photographers, and filmmakers who ventured out to study the world, to meet new people, to listen to their stories, and to take those stories to heart. And then, to record what they saw and experienced and return home with tales to tell. They brought us stories that helped us make our world a better place.
The result is that what those travelers and documentary storytellers gave us revealed our common humanity and taught us more about where we come from, who we are, and where we are going. We are not committed to providing individuals and groups with the opportunity to experience the growth that comes naturally from travel with the inspiration that comes from an immersion in the documentary arts of photography, film, and writing.