A trailer for "Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story." This documentary follows Bert Raynes from the "mean streets" of Jersey City, New Jersey to the "green streets" of Jackson, Wyoming. Along the way, Bert discovers the two great loves of his life: nature and Meg, his wife and muse. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Tetons, Meg and Bert foster a community of wildlife lovers, creating a force for nature.
"A skilled naturalist, defender of nature, and believer in the power of conservation and democracy, Bert Raynes gently urges us, young and old, to believe we can make a difference."
— Todd Wilkinson, Environmental Journalist and Author
The film, created for Charture Institute and 1% for the Tetons, was made possible by donations from over 230 individuals, families, organizations and businesses. Special thanks to our Executive Producers aka “Ravens”: Collister Family Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Friends of Bert, Ralph and Louise Haberfeld, Zach Hall and Julie Giacobassi, Bruce Hayse, Jackson Hole News&Guide, National Museum of Wildlife Art, The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming, Peter and Adrienne Ward. Grant support was provided by 1% for the Tetons, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Wyoming Humanities Council and Center of Wonder.
Proceeds from the film will benefit the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund.
See it on your local public television stations starting in April. Check local listings.
The film is being distributed by American Public Television and Wyoming PBS is the presenting station.