35 minutes, 1999, DVCAM

America’s wild landsapes sustain a vast array of plants and wildlife, and offer respite to people from all walks of life.  From the Florda Everglades to California’s great Sequoia forests to the vast canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau, America’s splendour is on display in remarkable diversity.  Yet many of these lands are under threat from human exploitation.  WILDLAND pays homage to the grandiosity of American wildlands, and the extraordinary citizens that are fighting to preserve and protect these remaining areas, from diverse wetlands to majestic mountains to vast desert expanses.

“Testifying that wild lands are places where ‘we stretch our soul at the same time that we stretch our arms,’ the Sierra Club president and other eloquent supporters movingly express the importance of retaining untouched wilderness areas. Contrasting scenes of pristine mountains, forests and streams with smoking factories, bulldozed roads, and honking cars, this effective program makes a strong case for the preservation of the nation’s natural resources. Traveling across the country to survey the Rocky Mountains, Utah wilderness areas, and Florida Everglades among other locales, the filmmakers interview conservationists, Native Americans, and others who strongly advocate involvement in this important issue. This nicely shot program could spark discussion on grassroots involvement.” Booklist