Directed by: Chris Simon

Runtime: 45 min

Year: 2020

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Captions: Closed Captions

Film Type: Documentary


Ken Sleight watched the place he called home, Glen Canyon on the Colorado River in Utah, slowly drown under the waters of Lake Powell. That loss changed him from an old-school conservative into an environmental activist who will do anything to protect the canyons of the American Southwest. He’s faced down raging bulldozers from the back of his horse. Monkey wrenched? He’ll never tell – but he was the inspiration for Seldom Seen Smith in his buddy Ed Abbey’s classic book THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG. Now in his 90s, he’s still fighting for Glen Canyon Dam to be brought down and the Colorado River to run free. Climate change may make that a real possibility.

The film features Ken Sleight, Colorado River Keeper John Weisheit, activist Tim DeChristopher, and never-before-seen footage of Glen Canyon as it was by filmmaker Bill Adams.

A post-film Q&A with director Chris Simon, producer Susette Weisheit, and Living Rivers & Colorado Riverkeeper co-founder John Weisheit, moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio is included with your purchase.

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