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Brave New West

Brave New West

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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Main credits

Carr, Drury Gunn (film director)
Carr, Drury Gunn (film director)
Carr, Drury Gunn (editor of moving image work)
Carr, Drury Gunn (photographer)
Hawes-Davis, Doug (film director)
Hawes-Davis, Doug (film director)
Hawes-Davis, Doug (photographer)
Stiles, Jim (on-screen participant)
Bullfrog Films (distributor)

Other credits

Illustrations, Jim Stiles; original music, Ned Mudd, Ivan Rosenberg; edited by Drury Gunn Carr; camera and sound, Doug Hawes-Davis, Drury Gunn Carr.


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