First Light Films
Highly recommended for its beauty, its supporting resources, and the inspiration that all will find in the success stories it showcases. The commitment and personal sacrifice shown in this video is nearly beyond comprehension.”
- Educational Media Reviews Online
"The celebration and defense of wilderness is one of the most remarkable products of American cultural history. Now the United States leads the world in establishing national park and designated wildernesses. The story of how this has occurred is a composite of many people caring deeply about specific places. Forever Wild explores their motivation and encourages further preservation progress."
- Dr. Roderick Frazier Nash, Professor Emeritus of History and Environmental Studies, University of California; Author,"Wilderness and the American Mind"
“Forever Wild captures not only the spectacular beauty, but the importance of America’s wild lands. It brings us on the engaging journeys of some truly phenomenal Americans, and celebrates the power of the ordinary citizen in all of us, who can, and must, raise their voice to protect our last best places.”
- Robert Redford
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Finalist, Honorable Mention Award for Conservation
Initiative, International Wildlife Film Festival
Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Official Selection, Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Official Selection, Boston International Film Festival
Official Selection, Port Townsend Film Festival
Official Selection, Conservation and Wildlife Film Festival
National Broadcast on PBS
Featuring the Prose of Terry Tempest Williams, read by the author
Forever Wild celebrates America's commitment to wilderness and its preservation. Shot in high definition, the film captures the glory of undeveloped, wild places through visually stunning images. It also profiles America’s modern wilderness heroes – individuals who have volunteered countless hours and immeasurable energy to ensure that these wild places remain forever wild.
In 1964, for the first time in human history, America created a law to keep the wildest lands wild and save part of the world from the dominion of man. The passage of the Wilderness Act also gave ordinary Americans a tool for protecting our most pristine mountains, forests, deserts, prairies, and rivers from the steady march of development.
Wilderness preservation advocates featured in the film include a 3rd generation logger, a school teacher in New Hampshire, a nurse in California and three busy mothers in Colorado. These volunteers, and so many more, have used their voices and our democracy to protect America's wildest mountains, forests, deserts, prairies, and rivers.
Today, energy development, sprawl, timber harvesting, and motorized recreation threaten to overrun many of America’s unprotected wild places. Forever Wild renews our understanding of the majesty of wild lands, the ecological necessity of protecting them, and the important role individual Americans continue to play in preserving a legacy of wilderness for all to enjoy.