Public Trust

Showings

CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Thu, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 25
Film Info
Section:DocLands
Focus: Democracy
Festival Encore
Country:US
Year:2020
Running Time:96 min.
Language:English
Director:David Garrett Byars
Producer:Jeremy Rubingh
Screenwriter:Lyman Smith
Cinematographer:David Byars
Drew Xanthopoulos
Note Writer:Kelly Clement

Description

Screening note: This digital screening is available to view until 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 25.

 

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One of the most important documentaries of the year, Public Trust is a film that needs to be seen by everyone who enjoys getting out in nature. Although many of us take the 640 million acres of America’s Public Lands for granted, these lands are endangered by powerful forces that are attempting the largest land grab in modern history. By focusing on the eminent destruction of the Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota, the downsizing of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and the wholesale appropriation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, director David Garrett Byars enlists a slew of journalists, land historians, tribal leaders, and government whistleblowers to present a highly persuasive argument that is impossible to ignore and vital to hear. Above all else, as executive producer Robert Redford tells us, “Public Trust is the story of citizens who are fighting back. It’s a much-needed wake-up call for all of us who want to preserve our unique and wild cultural heritage.”

 

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Additional Information

David Garrett Byars made his directorial debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with No Man’s Land, a documentary about the 2016 militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that sparked international headlines. Byars also produced and lensed Massacre River, Suzan Beraza’s film about statelessness in the Dominican Republic.

Our public lands are under threat. Join us in the fight to protect them. Text ‘DEFEND’ to 71333.

In doing so, you consent to receive periodic text messages from Patagonia Action Works related to this campaign and other environmental advocacy issues. Message & data rates may apply. Reply STOP to opt out, or HELP for help. CLICK HERE to read the Privacy Policy.