World Premiere


American Prairie Foundation & American University, Center for Environmental Filmmaking


World Premiere When Lewis and Clark came through the Northern Great Plains of Montana 200 years ago, they encountered nature in its most abundant form. It was here, along the uppermost reaches of the Missouri River, that they witnessed vast numbers of bison and other wildlife on a scale they’d never seen before. Now the American Prairie Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund and other key organizations are working to restore the region to its historic grandeur. This documentary describes the progress that is being made to acquire millions of acres of land; bring back the American bison, the endangered black-footed ferret and other wildlife; reclaim the streams and land and create economic opportunities for people who live there and recreation for those who visit. The American Prairie Reserve is a powerful testament to the fact that something as magnificent as the African Serengeti can exist right here in the United States in this day and age. Directed by Larry Engel and produced by Sandy Cannon-Brown, VideoTakes, Inc. with a grant from the Wallace Genetic Foundation. Executive Producers: Joan Murray and Elizabeth Ruml.

Introduced by Sandy Cannon-Brown, President Video Takes, Inc. Discussion with filmmakers and Scott Laird, Director of Field Operations, American Prairie Foundation.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Free. No reservations needed

American University, Wechsler Theatre, Mary Graydon Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

(METRO: Tenleytown/AU. Shuttle bus service to A.U.)

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