This Land

Women, people of color, indigenous peoples and their knowledge and perspectives have been ignored in the conservation conversation. Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now she’s running 150 miles through three of our National Monuments, thick in the controversy around public lands. This film is meant to act as both a powerful encouragement for those in the fight to find their place in the conservation effort and a tool to start these much-needed connections and conversations around public lands across our country.

Action Opportunity…

Get political to ensure public lands are for everyone

Filmmakers: Whit Hassett, Chelsea Jolly & Faith Briggs

Running Time: 10 mins

Language: English

2021 ACFF OfficialSelection
Whit Hassett

Whit Hassett, Filmmaker

A filmmaker and aerial videographer with a background in ecology and conservation, Hassett is based in the Pacific Northwest. She has contributed her unique aerial and on-the-ground perspectives to brands and organizations including Patagonia, Yeti, Earthjustice, Nature Conservancy, and Ocean Conservancy. Her focus is communicating human stories that tie us to our landscapes and using the power of film to ignite change.

Chelsea Jolly, Filmmaker

An adventure and documentary filmmaker based in Truckee, California, Jolly’s work is focused on social and environmental causes. Her background in graphic communications and design lends an approachable voice to important issues through a unique style of storytelling. Her recent work, based around developing tribal economies and carbon offsetting, was featured as a center piece at the UN’s Equator Prize ceremony.

Faith Briggs, Filmmaker

As a creative producer, Briggs is passionate about sharing stories from diverse communities. Throughout her studies at Yale and the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute she focused on representation and global citizenship. Working at the Discovery Channel piqued her interest in environmental documentary programming and environmental advocacy for the protection of at-risk communities. Recently traveling the world has developed her sense of responsibility for the protection of our public lands.