Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Public Trust

 

Year: 2020
Country: USA
Run Time: 96 minutes

Public Trust
Public Trust
Public Trust
Public Trust
Public Trust

One of the most urgent documentaries you are likely to see this year, PUBLIC TRUST uncovers a national epidemic hiding in plain sight. Alongside investigative journalist, Hal Herring, the film is an exposé on the conglomerates that are plundering America’s public lands for economic gain, causing irrevocable environmental damage in their warpath. An exhaustive and thorough examination, the film focuses on the downsizing of Bears Ears in Utah, the eminent destruction of the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, and the literal sale of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, tracing the long covert history of land wars in the U.S. Deploying illuminative interviews with land historians, tribe leaders, and government whistleblowers, the film asserts a highly persuasive argument that is impossible to ignore and vital to hear. Executive produced by Robert Redford, this is an epic big-screen experience, offering a soaring look at majestic landscapes and awe-inspiring natural vistas that are quickly fading. This informative piece of nonfiction filmmaking is a serious call-to-action and boldly calls out the capitalist greed destroying some of the nation’s most astounding and precious natural resources. — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:10 PM ET

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Competition
Global Health Competition

Director

Director
David Garrett Byars

Producer
Jeremy Hunter Rubingh

Cinematography
David Garrett Byars, Drew Xanthopoulos

Editing
Lyman Smith

Print Source

Community Partners

Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Holden Forests & Gardens

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