"Wild Horses & Renegades": screening at Telluride's Library Tuesday

"Wild Horses & Renegades": screening at Telluride's Library Tuesday

[click “Play”, Susan speaks with James Anaquad-Kleinert and Dr. Susannah Smith]



kicker: filmmaker James Anaquad-Kleinert in Telluride for the event

Horse-bigger “I adopted a wild horse named Voodoo, who had been rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management and adopted out to a killer buyer. The man like many or most killer buyers, played a cruel game of acquiring horses and betting that he could sell them to slaughter before he has to feed them. But the problem did not begin with the killer buyer. It began with the Bureau of Land Management,” said Willie Nelson, now part of the production team for “Wild Horses & Renegades.”

The American mustang crisis makes headlines around the world. On Tuesday, February 22, award-winning filmmaker James Anaquad-Kleinert brings his star-studded environmental documentary, “Wild Horses & Renegades,” to Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library. A reception with the filmmaker starts at 5:30 p.m. The screening follows, including a sneak peak of the call-to-action music video, cut to U2’s hit song “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.”

Wild horses are historical symbols of freedom, individualism, and the free spirit of America. Since America’s wild mustangs cannot speak for themselves, “Wild Horses & Renegades” is getting out the word for them. The documentary delves into the reasons behind the roundups and current impacts on western public lands by oil, gas, mining, and corporate cattle grazing, aided and abetted by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) controversial policies and corruption within the Department of the Interior’s Mineral Management Service. (Think Gulf of Mexico oil spill.)

“Wild Horses & Renegades” includes interviews with Jim Baca, (former Director of the BLM), Michael Blake (writer of “Dances With Wolves”), Sheryl Crow, Viggo Mortensen, Willie Nelson, Daryl Hannah, Congressmen Raul M. Grijalva, Pulitzer Prize-winning American Indian author Scott Momaday, Ginger Kathrens, American Indian actor/advocate Raoul Trijullo, Tokala Clifford Black Elk, energy consultant Randy Udall, and other notables.

To learn more about the filmmaker and his film, click the “play” button and listen to James Kleinert’s,  interview, also featuring his business consultant, Dr. Susannah Smith, with ways to make a difference.

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