‘The Living Dream’ debuts at Kawuneeche Visitor Center

Sky-Hi News Staff

“The Living Dream: One Hundred Years of Rocky Mountain National Park” will debut on Friday, March 20, at the Rocky Mountain National Park Kawuneeche Visitor Center at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The 90-minute film documents the history of Rocky Mountain National Park from the Native American and Mountain Man eras through the 20th century into modern times.

As a historical documentary it explores the influence on the park of people from the passionate naturalist Enos Mills, to the self-serving Lord Dunraven, and the benevolent F.O. Stanley.

The story is told through interviews with historians including James Pickering PhD, Curt Buchholtz, Dave Lively, and Bob Brunswig PhD. National Park personnel and local citizens contribute their personal insights. In particular, Tom Hornbein of Mt. Everest fame and world-class climber Tommy Caldwell share their feelings about the Park’s centerpiece, Longs Peak.

Several years of filming and months of editing have gone into this production. Numerous historical photos as well as archival films dating back to the beginning of the 20th century are included.

The documentary will be released on PBS in September 2015.

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