Patagonia has just released The Fight for America’s Public Lands.
A feature-length documentary about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them.
Despite support from voters across the political spectrum, our public lands face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets.
Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.
Michael Atkinson places himself in the historic predicament of two stranded German aviators in 1932 to see if the his skills as a survival instructor, pilot and adventurer will allow him to escape to the nearest civilization.
It is a gripping film.
I learned a lot about surviving in the harsh Australian coastal wilderness.
The most remarkable feature of this documentary is its mode of filming. It is not performed by any film crew that follows his journey. It is single-handedly managed by Mike through drones and cameras so it preserves the natural element. The breathtaking pictures of the ocean, varied shades of the waters, flora and fauna of marine sea and the natural cliffs along the coast paint an excellent landscape for the viewers. It manages to take one to an unexplored world …
I attended the 3rd Annual (Gainesville FL hosted) Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF).
It was hosted by The Florida Trail Association. Good people.
For this outdoor screening, we chose a unique program of environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it.
It was clear to me too that diversity was important in the selection of the 14 films.
Hillary Van Dyke & Angie Riviere of Outdoor Afro were there, for example.
Hilarious stories of how African Americans are greeted on the trail. 😀
Available on Amazon Prime, Google Play and iTunes. (39 minutes)
… bounces back and forth between the modern experience of hiking the High Sierra Trail, and the early 1900’s when the trail was created.
Join Chris as he drives his friend John to insanity over 6 days in the Sierra Nevada. Together they have some close calls with lightning, climb the highest mountain in the continental US, and discover the history of the trail.
“Unbounded” shows the beauty, the cultural richness but also the challenges of this trail network. I highly recommend watching this work of art to all prospective hikers as part of their preparation.
— Jan Dudeck (creator of GPT)
Four young people who didn’t know each other at the start hiked 4 months on the Greater Patagonia Trail in Chile.
Only one had much experience hiking.
They made plenty of mistakes. Carried huge packs. At the start they could only manage about 7km / day.
The Greater Patagonia Trail is a route, not a trail. It’s unsigned. It’s wilderness. It’s very challenging.
Despite many, many problems, the documentary turned out to be quite entertaining. I recommend it.