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ABOUT THE FILM

A feature documentary film project following North America’s most iconic mammal, the American Bison (aka Buffalo). Featuring ranchers across the United States and Native American Territories, the documentary aims to highlight the history of Bison, the regenerative significance Bison has on our ecology, and the industry and people that have made it’s comeback both possible and sustainable.

THE CAST

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Allan Savory
President
The Savory Institute

Stuart, Florida
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Dave Carter
Previous Executive Director
National Bison Association

Strasburg, Colorado
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Byron Shelton
West Bijou Program Director
The Savory Institute

Strasburg, Colorado
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Dan Nosal
Rangeland Management Specialist
United States Department of Agricultural
Natural Resource Conservation Services
Strasburg, Colorado
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Ace Ward
Chief Operating Officer
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Great Range Brand Bison
Denver, Colorado
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Greg Notts
Co-Owner
Authentic American Bison
Memphis Ranch
Carr, Colorado
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Tami Notts
Co-Owner
Authentic American Bison
Memphis Ranch
Carr, Colorado
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Jason Baldes
[Eastern Shoshone]
Secretary
InterTribal Buffalo Council
The Wind River Reservation
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John Flocchini
Co-Owner
Durham Ranch

Wright, Wyoming
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Scott Assman
Co-Owner
Antelope Creek Ranch | Dakota Pure Bison

Wood, South Dakota
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Kaytlen Assman
Co-Owner
Antelope Creek Ranch | Dakota Pure Bison

Wood, South Dakota
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Mike Assman
Co-Owner
Assman Land & Cattle | Dakota Pure Bison

Wood, South Dakota
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Darla Assman
Co-Owner
Assman Land & Cattle | Dakota Pure Bison

Wood, South Dakota
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Wizipan "Little Elk" Garriott
[Sicangu Lakota Oyate]
Past CEO
Rosebud Economic Development Corp
The Rosebud Reservation
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Carrie Starr
[Eastern Cherokee]
President
Eastern Bison Association
Thornville, Ohio
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Jarrod Starr
Co-Owner
Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch

Thornville, Ohio
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TJ Heinert
[Sicangu Lakota Oyate]
Assistant Manager
The Wolakota Buffalo Range
The Rosebud Reservation
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Michelle Haukaas
[Sicangu Lakota Oyate]
Garden Manager
Sicangu Community Development Corp.
The Rosebud Reservation
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Nichole Weaver
Rancher | Baker
Bigelow Fields Bison Ranch & Bakery

Stratton, Maine
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Michael Weaver
Rancher | Veteran
Bigelow Fields Bison Ranch & Bakery

Eustis, Maine
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Chef Joseph Robbins
[Penobscot]
Chef
Bissell Brothers Brewery Three Rivers
Milo, Maine
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Sage Fast Dog
[Lakota Sicangu]
Education Director
Sicangu CDC
Mission, South Dakota
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Matte Wilson
[Lakota Sicangu]
Food Sovereignty Director
Sicangu CDC
Mission, South Dakota
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Karen Moore
[Lakota Sicangu]
Market Coordinator
Sicangu CDC
Mission, South Dakota
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Katrina Fuller
[Lakota Sicangu]
Health Director
Sicangu CDC
Mission, South Dakota
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Liz Riffle
Co-Owner
Riffle Farms
Terra Alta, WV
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BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS

Sicangu Co
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Durham Ranch
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Yellowstone
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Tetons
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Wind River
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Westward
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Chef Joe Robbins Bissell Brothers Brewery
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Bigelow Fields Bison Ranch Vlog
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Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Vlog
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Allan Savory Complete Interview
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Sneak Peak Allan Savory Interview
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Visiting Rosebud Reservation
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Visiting Dakota Pure Bison
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Crossing the Great Plains
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Filming Yellowstone 2021
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National Bison Association Winter Conference 2022
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Visiting Durham Ranch
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Visiting Wind River Reservation
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Visiting Memphis Ranch
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Visiting The West Bijou Ranch
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Finally Hitting The Road
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Conversation with Memphis Ranch
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Sicangu Co
Durham Ranch
Yellowstone
Tetons
Wind River
Westward
Chef Joe Robbins Bissell Brothers Brewery
Bigelow Fields Bison Ranch Vlog
Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Vlog
Allan Savory Complete Interview
Sneak Peak Allan Savory Interview
Visiting Rosebud Reservation
Visiting Dakota Pure Bison
Crossing the Great Plains
Filming Yellowstone 2021
National Bison Association Winter Conference 2022
Visiting Durham Ranch
Visiting Wind River Reservation
Visiting Memphis Ranch
Visiting The West Bijou Ranch
Finally Hitting The Road
Conversation with Memphis Ranch
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NATIVE | The Prodigies
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A Documentary about North America's most iconic mammal, it's regenerative significance, prehistoric legacy and the industry that saved it.

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