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The Sentinels

In both the natural world and human civilization, "sentinels" are those who stand guard. Watching over. Looking ahead. Ready to stand and protect the greater good. Today, a new corps of sentinels is emerging across the American landscape. Their mission: to steward and defend the last pristine landscapes from disappearing in a tidal wave of urbanization and land conversion. These individuals fight for clean air, clear water, and the freedom to roam for both people and wildlife. They also play a vital and unheralded role in protecting our national security. Among landowners, conservationists, sportsmen, farmers, ranchers, scientists, and the military, a new movement seeks to honor and empower this coalition of silent warriors. THE SENTINELS tells the diverse stories of the guardians living, working, and training in our "Sentinel Landscapes" - installations recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense for both exemplary ecological value and strategic military importance. Collectively, these voices express that national security is more than just military might. It’s about mountains, rivers, deserts, wild places, open spaces, and the legacy we’ll hand down to the next generation – a vision of America truly worth fighting for.

  • Eric Bendick
    Epic Yellowstone
  • Eric Bendick
  • Erika Share
  • Thomas Winston
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    28 minutes 32 seconds
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    October 1, 2019
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    United States
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Director Biography - Eric Bendick

ERIC BENDICK is an Emmy-winning Storyteller, Director and Producer for Montana-based GRIZZLY CREEK FILMS. His work is motivated by an exploration of connectivity, conflict, intersection, and balance among the human and natural world. He’s led film expeditions to the Florida Everglades, the Grand Canyon, the Great Bear Rainforest, the Alaska Range, and to the farthest point from any road in Yellowstone National Park. Credits include broadcast specials and series for National Geographic, Smithsonian, PBS, History Channel, Animal Planet, Microsoft, ABC, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Eric began his experiments in filmmaking at Brown University before defecting to the Northern Rockies to learn the dark arts of Natural History filmmaking. His accolades include a Webby Award, a Wildscreen Panda Award and the Best Broadcast Feature Award from the International Wildlife Film Festival.

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