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Battle on the Booming Grounds – 2016

  • WINNER – BEST NATURE FILM – LIFE SCIENCES FILM FESTIVAL, PRAGUE 2016
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION KANSAS CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION MATSALU NATURE FILM FESTIVAL
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • Runtime: 57m
  • Directed and produced by Timothy Barksdale
  • Written, edited and co-produced by Rob Whitehair
The center of the North American continent was once a vast sea of grasses. “We grow up hearing about the rainforest being destroyed, but no one talks about Prairie.” The eastern edge of the Great Plains evolved a rich diversity including it’s signature species the Greater Prairie Chicken. Set in legend, decimated throughout settlement history, this bird’s true importance within this complex ecological community was finally recognized by scientists, its fate now lies solely within our hands. What secret keys do the grasses and this symbolic bird hold to the fate of humanity?