Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde | Indy Week

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated NR · 93 min. · 2013

Documentary

This film 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. He fights to protect the land as well, as witnessed by his latest effort against a uranium mining company that is poised to pollute the water and contaminate the ecosystems that support the residents, wildlife and horses of Black Hills. Combined with additional footage of government-captured wild horses, the film presents a stark contrast between Dayton's success in wildlife management and protection, and how poorly the environment is managed outside of his sanctuary.

Official Site: www.runningwildfilm.com
Director: Suzanne Mitchell
Writer: Suzanne Mitchell
Producer: Barbara Kopple and Suzanne Mitchell
Cast: Dayton Hyde

Trailer

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation