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Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde (2013)

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For the last 25 years, Dayton O. Hyde has managed the 12,000-acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, where more than 500 mustangs now run free - all rescued from controversial wild horse roundups. Filming over the course of 11 years, the film chronicles Dayton's journey of challenges and successes that began in Michigan and took him across the West. Dayton, his family and the volunteers at the sanctuary reveal Dayton's life and vision to convey the emotional healing that the sanctuary nurtures in him, the volunteers, and each and every horse. He continues to fight to protect the land and reveals his current 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 the Black Hills. Combined with additional footage of government-captured wild horses, the film presents a contrast between Dayton's success in wildlife management and protection, and how poorly the environment is managed outside of his sanctuary.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 4th, 2013 (Limited) by Screen Media Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Biography, Animal Rights
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Free Running Films, Full Motion Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Dayton O. Hyde    director

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    R.A. Fedde
Cinematographer    Mauro Brattoli
Executive Producer    Barbara Kipple
Executive Producer    Robert Johnson
Executive Producer    Alejandro Perez
Producer    Suzanne Mitchell
Composer    Steve Poltz
Co-Producer    R.A. Fedde
Associate Producer    Pam Boker

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