Brave New West
Bullfrog Films • 1h 27m
Directed by Doug Hawes-Davis, Drury Gunn Carr • Documentary • 2008 • 86 minutes
Jim Stiles arrived in Utah in 1975, a follower of the cult of Ed Abbey, a copy of Desert Solitaire in his backpack, and a dream of preserving the natural beauty of the American Southwest via any means. Three decades on, with most of the Ed Abbey followers having long ago dispersed, Stiles remains a one-man show who has devoted his life to carrying on Abbey's legacy
Brave New West is an off-the-wall odyssey that tells the story of how one man's passion for the natural world fueled the creation of an extraordinary and unlikely institution in the American West.
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