Documentary Film

  1. On December 4, 2017, President Trump declared a drastic reduction of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. This is the largest elimination of protected land in American history…and the President had made his decision without ever stepping foot there.

    On January 13, 2018, we gathered a group of friends and ran 250 miles across both monuments in a single weekend to see for ourselves what would be left protected.

    Now more than ever we believe in celebrating the things that unite us. Our run was about finding commonalities in the midst of a divisive political landscape and standing in coalescence— tribal members, athletes, dirtbags — for our public lands. We hope our footsteps carry a message: wild places are worth protecting, and sometimes the first step in doing that is to take another.

    To learn more about the run, visit messengersrun.com

    Producers:
    Andy Cochrane
    Johnie Gall
    Greg Balkin

    DP/Editor: Greg Balkin

    Music: Cleod9 Music (cleod9music.com/)

    Runners:
    Andy Cochrane
    Magda Boulet
    Clare Gallagher
    Len Necefer
    Sheyenne Lewis
    Jorge Moreno
    Katie Boué
    Gil Levy
    Carolyn Morse
    Alice Baker
    Craig Prendergast
    Lenny Strnad
    Brianna Madia
    Keith Madia
    Wyatt Roscoe
    Maggie George
    Daniel McLaughlin

    Dogs:
    Bea
    Bucket
    Dagwood
    Chaco
    Gizmo

    Special Thanks to:
    Patagonia
    Cleod9 Music
    Borrowlenses
    Nativesoutdoors
    Karl Scherzberg
    Bureau of Land Management
    The Navajo, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Ute Tribes

    # vimeo.com/253329792 Uploaded 34.3K Plays 25 Comments
  2. Yuma is often thought of as a hot, dry desert town in southwestern Arizona, but for the area residents - and the United States as a whole, it is the land of plenty. During the winter months, nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans eat are grown in the fertile fields which lie at the literal end of the Colorado River. For the people who work the fields, the Colorado River represents not only the source of their livelihood, but a deep, spiritual connection to this arid landscape as well. Leche y Miel (Milk & Honey) provides a short, beautiful glimpse into the area's Latino community and their connection to the strained Colorado River.

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  3. I hope that this film is a healthy nudge for people to shake up their lives a little bit.
    Jed's radical choice to quit his job and ride his bike across the world is a perfect challenge to the rest of us to get out of the routine and make some scary decisions. If you're afraid of a decision ahead of you, you're probably on the right track. Choose it. !

    Follow Jed's adventures @jedidiahjenkins
    My Instaspam @kennyjamez

    # vimeo.com/120206922 Uploaded 711K Plays 215 Comments
  4. For the interactive version, ticket payments, and more: fallen.io

    An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts.

    Written, directed, coded, narrated by twitter.com/neilhalloran
    Sound and music by twitter.com/Dolhaz

    # vimeo.com/128373915 Uploaded 8.9M Plays 454 Comments
  5. Have you ever felt trapped in a static life you didn’t choose? Ever considered just walking away from it all and creating your own adventure? When Josh and Jessa Works asked themselves these questions, they answered by loading their son Jack into an Airstream and launching into an exploration and rediscovery of America, not in search of a place to settle, but rather creating a new kind of home out of wandering.

    Featuring "Ends of the Earth" by Lord Huron

    See more at http://www.darkrye.com
    Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/darkryemag
    and Instagram http://www.instagram.com/darkryemag

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