Public Trust

Film Discussion ~ Public Trust

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Virtual Event via Zoom
Join a community converesation about public lands and David Garrett Byars' new award-winning film

The Bud Watch Party continues with Public Trust. Sign up for your link to watch the film for free from home, then join your community for a conversation about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them.

Please sign up for the film discussion via the "Register" button above. We'll email you Zoom access on the morning of our virtual gathering.

About the film: Public Trust

In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, PUBLIC TRUST investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online this spring, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.