PUBLIC LANDS, UTAH— Traverse Image proudly presents On Strange Soil— a feature-length documentary film about the past, present and future state of America’s 640 million acres of public land. The filmmakers will introduce a Seed & Spark campaign beginning Tuesday, October 22 with the goal of raising $15,000 to support completion of this documentary film.
With an unprecedented attack on Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument., the Antiquities Act is currently being challenged resulting in rural locals banding together to make sure this precedent doesn't stand. The completed feature film will serve as a platform to bring diverse, important, and powerful voices to the table to ensure that the rescinding a national monument can not stand.
“The introduction of a new administration and new policies governing the country in 2017 created a turbulent year for public lands,” explains director and Traverse Image founder, Thomas Kolicko. “Conflict and threats against protected land emerged and were immediately followed by a passionate outcry from the people that cherish the land most,” said Kolicko.
On Strange Soil features the untold story behind the motivations leading up to the actions that have started a recent battle over our public lands. It gives a voice to passionate public landowners while educating the public on the need to preserve and protect these lands.
View the early trailers for On Strange Soil from Traverse Image on vimeo.
For more information about the On Strange Soil film or Traverse Image, contact email@example.com.
ABOUT ON STRANGE SOIL
In December 2017, a presidential executive order reduced two of our national monuments of scientific, cultural and geological significance. For the first time in its history, the Antiquities Act was challenged, resulting in a handful of grassroots organizers banding together in rural communities to make sure this precedent does not stand.
On Strange Soil is a film story about livelihood, healing, and a survival of traditions. The film explores the recent controversy surrounding the reduction of two national monuments in Southern Utah: Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Our characters offer the untold story behind the motivations leading up to the unprecedented actions that have started a recent battle over our public lands. Learn more at onstrangesoil.com.