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“Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde” is a cinematic adventure which tells the story of a man whose destiny led him on a dramatic and meaningful journey through the American West. From working ranches and cattle drives, rodeos and conservation battles, to wild horse rescues, personal heartbreak and new-found love, this documentary is an important self-told tale of a colorful 6’5” cowboy, whose weathered past parallels both the old West and America’s growing awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources. “Running Wild” takes us back to lost times and forgotten places and simultaneously inspires us to reflect on our own contributions to this world by presenting a man who through prose, poetry, land and wildlife conservation, extreme perseverance and enormous grace and wisdom is preserving part of American history for generations to come.
“Running Wild” combines breathtaking verité scenes underscored with original music and intimate conversations. One of America’s last remaining true cowboys, Dayton Hyde – a bigger-than-life, dynamic man who lived through the final decades of the American West – has found himself, his destiny and his personal freedom in the threatened indigenous horses he is protecting and the native land he is saving. In the end, this visually beautiful and powerful film will be an inspirational testament for anyone who needs motivation on his or her own personal journey – and reassurance that each of us can truly make a difference if we try.
1×93′ / 1×53′
Directed and Produced by: Suzanne Mitchell
Territories available: Worldwide excluding North America