The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s McCracken Research Library and Draper Natural History Museum host a film screening of Wild Resurrection: The Untold Story of the Absaroka Beartooth Wildernesson on October 19, 12:15 p.m. in the Coe Auditorium.
On March 27, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed “An Act to designate the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, Custer and Gallatin National Forests, in the state of Montana.” This 30-minute documentary tells the story of that near miss and explores the meaning of this place—and of Wilderness itself—to our human psyche. the screening is free with admission.
The documentary is written, produced, and directed by Kris Prinzing, the Executive Director of MusEco Media and Education Project, a nonprofit organization in Billings whose purpose is to get the word out on topics and issues critical to sustaining quality of life will be answering questions after the screening.
Prinzing has a Masters of Education degree and is currently a doctoral student at MSU-Bozeman. She has taught as adjunct faculty in the Environmental Studies Department at MSU-Billings, has taught a wide variety of informal courses, and lectures regularly on topics in her specialty areas. She is also a certified mediator.
Together with her husband, Scott, Prinzing founded MusEco Media and Education Project in 2003, and the two have staffed it since that time. MusEco produces content for commercial and public broadcasting, including television and radio. Staff members deliver talks, publish in both print and online platforms and organize workshops, seminars, and lectures. MusEco also continues to produce episodes of the television series Green Smarts with the Green Man (R) and is working on a variety of smaller projects as well. Prinzing also writes, performs, and records original music in the acoustic duo Earthshine with her husband.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page. #100YearsMore