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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:Emily Fraser
Henry Wiener
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Changing Cities
Keep it Wild
Bay Area
Running Time:20 min.


Discover Oakland's gateway to the redwoods. A celebratory profile of a relatively unknown urban gem, Trailhead features a wildland trail system that connects the heart of urban Oakland to redwood forests and over five hundred miles of trails spanning the entire East Bay. Trail users, historians, creek restoration experts, local merchants, and park volunteers are among those interviewed during a typical park day that begins pre-dawn in Oakland's Dimond District, and concludes at sunset from a scenic, Joaquin Miller Park ridge overlooking downtown Oakland and San Francisco Bay. Since its premiere at the Chabot Space & Science Center in October 2015, Trailhead has screened to enthusiastic audiences at dozens of venues around the Bay Area.

DISCUSSION WITH: Stan Dodson, executive producer.

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

Emily Fraser is a San Francisco Bay Area documentary filmmaker committed to finding the poetry in the every day while provoking change around pressing social and environmental issues. Her work has been shown around the country and the globe. Emily works as a freelance filmmaker, shooter, and editor and is an artist in residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. In a previous life, she worked as an environmental consultant, focusing on projects in conservation, resource management, and alternative energy. Emily holds a bachelor's degree in environmental policy and art/architecture from the College of William and Mary and an M.F.A in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.

Henry Wiener, born and raised in Jackson, MS, received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, majoring in American Military History. After living and working in New York City for 5 years, Henry completed his MFA in Documentary Film at Stanford University in 2014. His films cover an eclectic group of subjects: Bay Area gun rights activists, a 21 year old female NASCAR driver, a Minor League baseball churro vendor, and a traveling Rabbi. All of these films tell stories of people who pursue life with special passion and energy, across a spectrum of American culture.