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FACING THE STORM U.S. Broadcast Premiere on Independent Lens

Independent Lens, one of the premier showcases for documentary film on television, will include the latest High Plains documentary, FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON, in its upcoming 2011-2012 broadcast season.  This latest work by filmmaker, Doug Hawes-Davis, is an unflinching examination of the complex, centuries-long relationship between humans and bison in North America.  Broadcast date and time will be announced in August.  Independent Lens will also handle on-line distribution of the film.  DVD, Blu-Ray and non-U.S. broadcast rights are available for licensing.

“An incisive history of the animals relationship to man and efforts to restore bison herds to the Great Plains.”  Kansas City Star

“Paints a portrait that’s as broad and subtly shaded as the Great Plains themselves.”  Missoulian

FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON is a co-production of High Plains Films, Montana PBS, and ITVS.  Additional funding was provided by Cinnabar Foundation, Donna Balkan Litowitz, High Stakes Foundation, and Humanities Montana.

For More information about Independent Lens visit - http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

Complete press release - http://www.highplainsfilms.org/hpf/films/facing_the_storm/press-kit/

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