John Muir in the New World

Proposed Film Documentary with Director Catherine Tatge

Press Release
Source:   Global Village Media / PRNewswire / USNewswire

NEW YORK, July 18, 2007

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a grant of $80,000 to Global Village Media in support of their new documentary, "John Muir in the New World." The grant will be used during the scripting phase of the project. John Muir is one of the tall trees in environmentalism and western ecological thinking. He was one of the first conservationists in American history and is still revered widely as the founder of the conservation movement in this country. It is due to his splendid vision that the American landscape has retained so much of its grandeur. Not only did he have an enormous impact on the American West at the turn of the 20th century, his vision also survived long after his death. His values were taken up as a spiritual standard by generations of American activists. He taught all of us to see ourselves again as creations of Nature.

For these reasons Global Village Media, GreatFull Productions and NewStory Ventures of Seattle are embarking on a two-hour biographical documentary of the extraordinary life and influence of this influential naturalist.

We are also proud to announce that this project has been designated a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" project and is being supported in part by funds the agency has set aside for this special initiative. The goal of the "We the People" initiative is to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the support of projects that explore significant events and themes in our nation's history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America.

A Production of Global Village Media, GreatFull Productions and NewStory Ventures. Executive Producers: Stephen Boyd, Peter Evans, Catherine Tatge Producer: Dan Kowalski, Dominique Lasseur Director: Catherine Tatge Writer: Leslie Clark Advisors on this project include: Harvey Green, Northeastern University, Patricia Nelson Limerick, University of Colorado; Char Miller, Trinity University, Paul Sutter, University of Georgia, and Donal Worster, University of Kansas.

Source: Global Village Media

Contact: Dominique Lasseur, Global Village Media, Executive Director, +1-212-222-5677, or Fax, +1-212-222-7512,

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