Film About Keystone Policy Center Founder, Robert Craig, to Premier at Breckenridge Film Festival

KEYSTONE, CO, September 3, 2015 — The Keystone Policy Center announced today that a film about Keystone’s founder, Robert W. Craig, will premiere at the Breckenridge Film Festival later this month. The short film will air September 19 at the Riverwalk Center alongside “X: The Search for Freedom.” Keystone’s president and CEO, Christine Scanlan, will introduce the film.

“Robert W. Craig was a visionary and a pioneer in both mountaineering and collaborative decision-making. It’s appropriate that this film, a testament to his life and Keystone Policy Center, will premier so close to Keystone and his longtime home,” Scanlan said. “It’s our hope that this film inspires others — the same way Bob inspired everyone he met — to understand that cooperation and perseverance are vital to confronting the challenges facing our world today.”

Craig, who founded the Keystone Policy Center 40 years ago and served as its president until 1997, passed away in January 2015. Keystone continues to model its work on Craig’s vision: inspiring leaders to rise above entrenched positions to reach common higher ground. Prior to founding Keystone, Craig served as executive director of the Aspen Institute and co-founder of the Aspen Center for Physics. He also was a veteran of World War II and a highly-respected mountaineer, leading and participating in expeditions to many of the world’s highest mountains, including K2 in 1953, American-Pamirs/USSR Expedition in 1974; and the American-Tibetan Everest West Ridge Expedition in 1983.

Craig’s wife, Terry, continues to serve on Keystone’s board of trustees.

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