A documentary film about the passion it takes to save sacred places from development.
Staged against the backdrop of one of North America’s wildest and most remote areas, is the story and history of the Box Canyon of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone river and the desperate battle to protect it. Steeped in the lore of Chief Joseph’s escape from pursuing cavalry, the place was believed to be impassible. Adventurous kayakers began exploring the depths of the canyon just as a massive dam development project began to unfold, threatening the very existence of this pristine national treasure. Unlikely alliances, the intertwining of different lives, and the work of one tireless man served to stem the tide of destruction. But, as Yvon Chouinard points out, “I’ve seen a lot of destruction in my day, and not a lot of successes.” Sometimes the battle to protect an area is its own reward.
Starring Yvon Chouinard, Lamar Empey, Rob Lesser, Mick Hopkinson, and Aaron Pruzan.
-1st Local showing, May 1st Jackson, Wy locals only viewing at the pink garter theater
Local showing with great feedback! The project moves forward from a 22 min short to the full story.
-Friday, August 2015 21st 6 to 8pm Premiere of Our Local Epic Cody, Wyoming
Full house standing room only Premiere with great reviews from the locals the film represents!
-mountain film international film festival graz, Austria November 2015 official selection
-Official Selection Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2016
Played to a full house with an uproar of applause!
-National Paddling Film Festival Official Selection Frankfort, KY
-Reel paddling film festival official selection
-National Paddling Film Festival On Tour Selection!
Great reviews from the locals who attended
-reel paddling film festival on tour selection
-National Paddling Film Festival, Winner of Best Professional Documentary Film
-Wild and Scenic Film Festival selection for On Tour Festival
We made the tour! Ask for Our Local Epic at your Wild and Scenic Film Festival showing
-The Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival Official Selection
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-THE PARK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION
-New Zealand Mountain Film Festival Official Selection! May 13