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The Inner Tracker

In 2002 a group of trackers was called together by three of the top animal tracking instructors in the United States.

Many of these trackers were used to interacting out in the field. Going out to look, and look, and look – dropping assumptions as quickly as they could – until they could discern a track without bias. And they would strive to bring this curiosity to all of their interactions with the natural world.

It’s one thing for trackers to trade thoughts on animal track and sign out in the woods. It’s another matter when those tracks are within themselves and their relationships with one another — that’s the story told in The Inner Tracker

  • Marcus Gardner
  • Tamarack Song
  • Marcus Gardner
  • Matt Anderson
  • Rob Waterman
  • Carl Rounds
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    1 hour 57 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Marcus Gardner

Marcus Gardner lives in Milwaukee, having recently filmed 300 hours of a 5-month wilderness training rooted in Zen. He’s currently exploring the limits of documentary film as a tool to provide both self-reflection and publicity for his clients.

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Director Statement

The Inner Tracker whet my appetite for projects that challenge me to find the impossible-to-tell stories. The stories so paradoxical that I can’t tell them until I’ve taken myself apart. Stories of people risking it all for a sense of interconnectedness that goes beyond what any established method can bring. If you know of a group with such a story, or an existing project that needs editing, please contact me.