El Dorado

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A story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it.

Filmmaker and journalist Frank Green followed this story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills for four years. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it. By humanizing all the characters in the film, it shows a profound respect for both sides of this extremely volatile issue.

Awards:
1997 Cine Golden Eagle
1997 Best Film on Mountain Environment, Banff Festival of Mountain Film
1997 Best Documentary, Canyonlands Film & Video Festival
1996 Joey Award, Best Documentary
1996 Finalist, National Telly Awards, Best Television Documentary

Credits:
Produced by: Frank Green
Narrated by: Mary Steenburgen

1996 | 60 mins

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El Dorado

A story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it.

Filmmaker and journalist Frank Green followed this story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills for four years. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it. By humanizing all the characters in the film, it shows a profound respect for both sides of this extremely volatile issue.

Awards:
1997 Cine Golden Eagle
1997 Best Film on Mountain Environment, Banff Festival of Mountain Film
1997 Best Documentary, Canyonlands Film & Video Festival
1996 Joey Award, Best Documentary
1996 Finalist, National Telly Awards, Best Television Documentary

Credits:
Produced by: Frank Green
Narrated by: Mary Steenburgen

1996 | 60 mins

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