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If you are wondering how a documentary film can help save wild horses, then this episode with my guest, Ashley Avis, about her film Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West is for you.
Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter, producer and co-founder of Winterstone Pictures. A passionate advocate for horses, she is also the Founder & President of The Wild Beauty Foundation. Ashley embarked on what would become a five-year-long passion project in her award-winning documentary Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West, exploring the stunning natural beauty as well as the controversial government treatment of wild horses in the United States. This year, she was awarded a Special Congressional Commendation for her work by Congresswoman Dina Titus.
Join me in discovering Ashley’s winding road from horse lover to wild horse advocate. We discuss how an exploratory journey to the wild horse heartlands to film Black Beauty led her to filming her documentary, which became both an interesting look at wild horses and their families and a journalistic exposé on the corruption that’s happening to them.
To celebrate the launch of this show, I’m giving away a 12”x18” metal print of Blue Zeus called Into the Blue, and two signed copies of my book, Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert, to three lucky listeners who follow, rate, and review the show. Click here to learn more about the contest and how to enter, I’ll be announcing the winners in a future episode.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- How a documentary can help save wild horses.
- What it was like putting the documentary together.
- Why the BLM is driving a misinformation campaign.
- How the horror of a roundup led to a rescue and the establishment of a foundation.
- All about the Wild Horse Week educational curriculum.
Listen to the Full Episode:
Featured on the Show:
- To celebrate the launch of this show, I’m giving away a 12”x18” metal print of Blue Zeus called Into the Blue, and two signed copies of my book, Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert, to three lucky listeners who follow, rate, and review the show. Click here to learn more about the contest and how to enter, I’ll be announcing the winners in a future episode.
- Living Images by Carol Walker
- Wild Hoofbeats Blog
- Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses by Carol Walker
- Ashley Avis | Facebook
- WINTERSTONE PICTURES
- The Wild Beauty Foundation
- WILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West trailer | Full Movie
- Black Beauty – Disney+
- Vickery Eckoff of The Daily Pitchfork
- Erik Molvar of Western Watersheds Project
- Dr. Yvette Running Horse Collin of Sacred Way Sanctuary