EarthxFilm Presents: PUBLIC TRUST | Followed by Q&A
Friday, March 12 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT)
Duration: 118 min
Description: Our public lands are a complicated mix of good intentions and shady deals, which this documentary does its damndest to explain. What we learn is that very little is straightforward in this murky world as various entities, including politicians, ranchers, extractionists, and outdoor enthusiasts, all jockey for some part of what rightly belongs to every American. Narrated by Robert Redford and executive produced by Yvon Chouinard with Patagonia, Public Trust weaves together an assortment of stories, connected by the indefatigable journalist, Hal Herring. Working tirelessly to shine a light on the chicanery involved with public lands, Herring also shows us why they matter – or should matter so much to each of us.
Director(s): David Byars
David Garrett Byars made his directorial debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with No Man’s Land (Tribeca 2017, Independent Lens), a documentary about the 2016 militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that sparked international headlines. Byars also produced and lensed Massacre River (Hot Docs 2019, ITVS) Suzan Beraza’s film about statelessness in the Dominican Republic.
Producer(s): Jeremy Rubingh
Executive Producer(s): Yvon Chouinard and Robert Redford
Editor(s): Lyman Smith
Year of Completion: 2020
Country of Production: United States of America