Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde
USA, 93 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Environmental
ENDS Thursday, October 10th at Sie FilmCenter
An incredible documentary directed by Suzanne Mitchell and Executive Produced by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple. Running Wild follows the remarkable life of author, photographer, activist and cowboy Dayton O. Hyde as he maintains his sanctuary for wild horses and works tirelessly to protect the vanishing landscape of the American West. Director Mitchell captures the beauty, soul and spirituality of this American Hero as he continues his endless work in conservation and saving the wild mustang. Filmed over the course of 11 years, the film examines the inspirational life of this modern day renaissance man and one of the last old-style cowboys. Through heroic determination, he is preserving part of the American West and its heritage. For the last 25 years, Dayton has managed the breathtaking 12,000 acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, where more than 500 mustangs now run free – all rescued from the controversial wild horse roundups.
DIRECTOR: Suzanne Mitchell
US Distributor: Screen Media Films