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Wild Horse Warrior
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Dear loyal past supporter's and future ones,

It is with great bride an honor that I first inform you of our history making legal victory in Federal Court!  On September 14th 2015 Attorney Daniel Stotter, a Freedom of Information Act Specialist, presented his argument in Kleinert vs. BLM to U.S. Federal Judge John D. Bates. What was revealed is that the BLM has been conducting surveillance of Kleinert since 2007. Even the judge was confused why these early documents were included in the scope of a search that was centered around the 2011 Spring Creek Wild Horse Round Up in Colorado. The judge has released part of his decision setting favorable law on our adequacy of search objection issues, and strongly admonishing the BLM for its improper FOIA with holdings and their failure to meet the legal requirements of FOIA exemptions.  Kleinert vs. BLM has now set precedent for future public record cases under the Freedom of Information Act and has been published by Westlaw placing the case in legal history!    We are still in court and more will be revealed!  This historical Federal court ruling clearly shows the importance of our work and film project.  Please Visit this link regarding the legal case:  https://vimeo.com/140237634

Wild Horses & Renegades (The first film) was one of the top shows for the Documentary Channel in 2012 reaching over 30 million American house holds.  Attached is a link to a trailer from the first Movie: https://vimeo.com/45170932.   Here is the link to view the feature length documentary Wild Horses & Renegades 1:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wildhorses

As for the Gifts:  Please email us if you have any questions.  The Fine Art Print Collection is vast!

We are now in the final weeks of completing Wild Horses & Renegades The Plight Of Mother Earth.  We need to film a few more follow up interviews, take the film into final post production, pay for music & image licensing, film festival submissions and basic operating costs. The film is basically done so there is very little risk. However the biggest risk is if we simply do not have the funding. I’ve personally been through Hell and High Water to bring the film this far. All of the difficult work is completed we just need a small amount of money. This is where you can make a tremendous difference in helping to save Wild Horses, Western Public Lands and get this vitally important film project released to the public to educate and bring further awareness!

Wild Horses & Renegades The Plight Of Mother Earth.

“This is not just a film about wild horses; it is a film about what is happening to our planet at the hands of corporate interests." -Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves

The film Wild Horses & Renegades directly confronts the failure of wild horse and environmental management on a Global scale. It exposes the underlying role of multinational corporations and their corrupt dealings with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the dark side the agency has gone regarding environmental policy and the persecution of the director of this film James Anaquad Kleinert.

“Director James Anaquad is the Edward Snowden of exposing the plight of America’s wild horses”. -Raoul Trujillo, actor

The film opens with stunning intimate footage of wild horses and majestic natural western landscapes. Author Michael Blake (Dances With Wolves) and Pulitzer Prize winning American Indian author Scott Momaday deliver profound statements about the American wild horse and its spiritual connection to people and the Earth.

Filmmaker James Anaquad Kleinert shows a brutal wild horse roundup conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Wild horses are violently chased down by helicopter. This incident sets the filmmaker on a 13 year journey to uncover why such acts of violence are being committed to the Wild Horses and Mother Earth.

Anaquad Kleinert follows a herd of wild horses living in Disappointment Valley, Colorado, where the threat of oil/gas fracturing and uranium mining is immanent. The film zeros in on Traveler, a majestic band stallion. Footage filmed prior to a BLM roundup in Disappointment Valley creates an aesthetic and serene portrait of Traveler’s band living in a beautiful and wild natural setting. Interviews with experts, BLM officials, politicians, celebrities, environmentalists, scientists, cowboys and Indians combined with revealing close-up footage of roundups, holding facilities, slaughter plants, gas fracking, strip mining and people’s health being destroyed. Wild Horses & Renegades shares a dark history of wild horses and the American West. Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) takes Kleinert’s case in 2013 and they file a Freedom Of Information Act with the Bureau of Land Management. After repeated requests from ALDF the BLM continued to deny access to any of the requested FOIA documents. On September 14th 2015 Attorney Daniel Stotter, a Freedom of Information Act Specialist, presented his argument in Kleinert vs. BLM to U.S. Federal Judge John D. Bates. What was revealed is that the BLM has been conducting surveillance of Kleinert since 2007. Even the judge was confused why these early documents were included in the scope of a search that was centered around the 2011 Spring Creek Wild Horse Round Up in Colorado. The judge has released part of his decision setting favorable law on our adequacy of search objection issues, and strongly admonishing the BLM for its improper FOIA with holdings and their failure to meet the legal requirements of FOIA exemptions. More to come on this! When Kleinert learned of BLM surveillance he decided to move to Norway to complete this important film. In Norway we team up with international award winning TV journalist Ole Torp who presents difficult questions to Norway’s oil Minister and interviews Kleinert on the same show exposing the effects of the oil industry in America. An exclusive interview with the Norwegian investment firm Storebrand reveals how companies are divesting from high-risk fossil fuels. We meet with Bishop Erling Pettersen of the Church of Norway and show how Norwegian Christians see global warming as an urgent spiritual issue and are working with Francois Paulette a spiritual and environmental leader of the Dene First Nation in Alberta Canada and home to the Tar Sands oil project. Back in America we show the Cowboy and Indian alliance and their actions against Trans Canada and the XL pipeline. The film ends with the federal court case Kleinert vs. the BLM in which the case helps to set precedent in future cases brought against the BLM. This is more than a story about wild horses. It is the story these horses tell us about ourselves, about globalization, a peace and unity movement and ability of a storyteller to persevere despite being targeted by the most powerful government in the world.

Fine Art Photography by James Anaquad Kleinert:

Wild And Free Limited Edition
Wild And Free Limited Edition
Last of the Wild Ones
Last of the Wild Ones
Full Moon Warrior
Full Moon Warrior
Dust n Sun
Dust n Sun
Dust n Sun II
Dust n Sun II
Tribute To David Glynn "Last Of The Renegade"
Tribute To David Glynn "Last Of The Renegade"
Sacred Land
Sacred Land
Luna
Luna
Disappointment Valley Colorado
Disappointment Valley Colorado
Our Rescues (Rescued Wild & Domestic Herd in Ridgway Colorado)
Our Rescues (Rescued Wild & Domestic Herd in Ridgway Colorado)
Our Rescues II
Our Rescues II
Riding Free in Colorado
Riding Free in Colorado

Risks and challenges

The film is basically done so there is very little risk. However the biggest risk is if we simply do not have the funding. I’ve personally been through Hell and High Water to bring the film this far. All of the difficult work is completed we just need a small amount of money. This is where you can make a tremendous difference in helping to save Wild Horses, Western Public Lands and get this vitally important film project released to the public to educate and bring further awareness!

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