#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a time of growing inequality in America, there is one asset that remains in the hands of the American people: the 640 million acres of America’s Public Lands. Given its status as the last large-scale public asset on the planet, powerful forces have aligned to attempt the largest land grab in modern history, rob Americans of this unique birthright, and make modern day vassals of the American people.
Plot: There are 640 million acres of public land in the United States. But there are powerful forces, both in government and in corporate America, eager to plunder this bounty. David Garrett Byars’s eye-opening documentary travels to Alaska, into the red rock canyons of southern Utah, and to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, and exposes a land war going on under our very noses.
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Important film but misses one major point
Public Trust does a fantastic job at exposing the powerful forces working to eliminate public lands in favor of industry and profit. It paints a clear picture of industry and government working hand-in-hand over decades, often in incredibly deceitful ways by promising to protect public lands only to turn around and break those promises for the special interests that finance their campaigns.
Despite its strong storytelling, and narratives of indigenous peoples standing up to massive industries in order to protect their livelihoods and beautiful ecosystems, there is one glaring oversight in this film: cattle. The film briefly mentions cattle grazing on it’s list of industries who have been eying and gobbling up our land space, but if fails miserably to call cattle grazing out for the destructive force it has become, particularly in arid western states like Utah. The Center for Biological Diversity states that “(t)he ecological costs of livestock grazing exceed that of any other western land use,” including “the most widespread cause of species endangerments.”
In fact, the film goes out of it’s way to paint ranchers as the victims and as stewards of land protection, when in fact that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s not surprising, given that Patagonia is a major proponent of Regenerative Agriculture, including grazing, and I guess somehow feels that if they acknowledge the problems of cattle grazing they are undermining their own mission. And no doubt ranchers and hunters make up a sizable portion of their consumer base.
Of course they are a some ranchers who are doing things more “sustainably” and truly do value the land and ecosystems they work in. But the fact is that raising cattle is inherently damaging to ecosystems and hugely resource intensive, especially for the vast majority of land where cattle graze (and over graze) on our public lands for pennies on the dollar.
Essential Viewing Before November
If there is one issue, it has to be this one. We need to protect our public lands for the collective wellbeing of the earth and people. I appreciate the work and support that went into this timely film. I was moved and motivated.
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Director David Byars
Actors Angelo Baca, Joel Clement, Bernadette Demientieff
Country United States
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