Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Malibu Screening of "Disappointment Valley"

Dear Friends, this is a must attend event and opportunity to help the mustangs, meet new people, make new friends...in a beautiful Malibu estate home...rsvp necessary, space is limted, details below...see you there...Vivo Los Mustangs!

Sunday, April 25, 730P--Screening of Disappointment Valley. . . A Modern Day Western AT Olandar, home of Carla and Leigh McCloskey, 6032 Philip Avenue, Malibu, Ca 90265 $15.00

New guests may come at 7P to see Leigh's wonder study, the Hieroglyph of the Human Soul See images of the Hieroglyph and Leigh's other work on his web site:

RSVP for screening needed as space is limited: 310-457-5398 or email carlamccloskey@aol.com.

This film examines the plight of America's wild horses and the rapidly deteriorating condition of our wild and beautiful public lands in the majestic, haunting American west. The film is impressionable, haunting and will inspire people to take action towards positive change. The film presents solutions for America’s wild horses and burros and the preservation of our public lands.

We are honored to have James Anaquad Kleinert--Director/Cinematographer available for

Q & A after the screening.


ABOUT THE FILM: "Disappointment Valley. . . A Modern Day Western"

In his international award-winning documentary film Spirit Riders,director James Kleinert followed an American Indian peace movement begun by the Lakota Nation as they made their historical horse-back ride to Wounded Knee in South Dakota. Spirit Riders shows how American Indians have reclaimed their sacred way of life through re-connecting with the horse. (www.spiritridersmovie.com)

Kleinert continues his work in a feature-length documentary film, titled Disappointment Valley. . . A Modern Day Western. The filmmaker examines the politics behind the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) controversial policies on public lands and questions the fate of America's wild horses and burros, whose very existence is in jeopardy.

Through interviews with scientific experts, ranchers, historians, wild horse owners, animal rights activists, environmentalists, movie stars, uranium prospectors and many other colorful characters, the filmmaker examines the origins and effects of the recent "Burns Bill," which gutted the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971 and cleared the way for the slaughter and removal of wild horses in America. Greed and corruption take center stage, exposing corruption within the Department Of The Interior. The film also explores the current impacts on western public lands by oil, gas, mining and corporate cattle grazing.

The film interviews such experts as, Jim Baca, former Director of the Bureau of Land Management under the Clinton Administration, Congressmen Raul M. Grijalva (Chairman on the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands),Randy Udall, energy consultant, Michael Blake, (Writer of Dances With Wolves and Wild Horse Advocate), the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management, environmental attorneys, Sheryl Crow, Viggo Mortensen, Daryl Hannah and more.

The filmdocuments the struggle of an animal that has long symbolized freedom, individualism and unbridled passion in America. Documenting wild horses in their authentic, beautiful pure essence (filmed in HD), Disappointment Valley, is a profound film that will awaken and touch all who view it.

The majestic band stallion known as Traveler, named after Robert E. Lee’s Stallion, and his family are, located in beautiful Disappointment Valley, Colorado. Traveler and his snow-white mare known as Alfa, live and thrive with their family until the Bureau of Land Management conducts a massive wild horse round up, taking two thirds of the wild horse herd away, destroying the wild band’s family dynamic and genetic viability in this brutal round up and removal. Traveler is sent to wild horse prison, a short-term holding facility, as is most of his family. Follow wild horse advocates as they work to get Traveler returned to his homeland, the threat of being shipped to BLM long term holding facilities is high. He may face euthanasia, or worse, being shipped to Mexico for brutal slaughter.

The untamed natural beauty of the last few remaining wild horses is a strong sign of hope for many people. Real-life heroes take peaceful action to save this noble symbol of American freedom and raw beauty. The wild horses’ plight is our own!

Disappointment Valley. . . A Modern Day Western, is a film that is impressionable, haunting and will inspire people to take action towards positive change. The film presents solutions for America’s wild horses and burros and the preservation of our public lands.

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1 comment:

  1. A great film Highly recommend hyou see it and act upon its very compelling message!