62 Years

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Keep it Wild Shorts
Roxie Theater Sun, Apr 17, 2016 1:00 PM

Short films about the people protecting our wild spaces and the landscapes that inspire them.

Film Info
Director:Logan Bockrath
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Keep it Wild
Water
Climate Change
Country:USA
Running Time:9 min.

Description

The last time Ken Brower traveled down the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado was with his father, David Brower, in 1952. This was the year his father became the first executive director of the Sierra Club and joined the fight against a pair of proposed dams on the Green River in Northwest Colorado. The dams - a big one at Echo Park and a smaller one at Split Mountain - would have flooded the canyons of the Green and its tributary, the Yampa, inundating the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. With a conservation campaign that included a book, magazine articles, a film, a traveling slideshow, grassroots organizing, river trips and lobbying, David Brower and the Sierra Club ultimately won the fight - ushering in a period many consider the dawn of modern environmentalism. 62 years later, Ken revisited the Yampa and Green Rivers to reflect on his father's work, their 1952 river trip and how we will confront the looming water crisis in the American West.

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Part of our Keep It Wild shorts program - a collection of wild stories that venture into our magnificent outdoor spaces and the lives of people dedicated to protecting them.

Additional Information

For Logan Bockrath, a self-taught filmmaker, the path to a career in filmmaking wasn't planned. "I was 18, living out of the back of my car in West Virginia, and kayaking every day. I needed to make about $150 a week to keep that up so I started working a couple days a week at a rafting company as a video boater. It was definitely a dream job for a time because it allowed me to kayak every day; I probably spent 250-300 days per year on the river for almost a decade. I picked up a camera ... and recognized the power of storytelling and I caught the bug. I worked at a couple different marketing/filmmaking jobs before I started Thelonious Step, a small production company that (fortunately) focuses on all the stuff I like." Logan lives outside of Fayetteville, WV with his dog Greyson.

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