In honor of Veterans everywhere, to commemorate Veterans Day, and to highlight the painful challenges and difficulties that millions of veterans are facing and the ways in which horses are helping and healing, a special virtual screening is planned this month. The Montana Center for Horsemanship in collaboration with EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival, Friends of Dunrovin and Horse Haven Montana, present a special virtual screening of “Mustang Saviors” by David Glossberg. This will be an exclusive double screening of the new film, and award-nominee from EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival.
“We need to help our veterans and horses are one way we can do that. We also need to help horses. Together, we can create a special bond and healing environment for these brave men and women and give our wild horses a second chance,” according to Janet Rose, Communications and Development Director for the Montana Center and founder and director of EQUUS INTERNATIONAL. As the filmmaker, David Glossberg has said – “What is happening to our veterans is tragic. Thousands of American veterans are committing suicide each year. It is a national tragedy on an epic scale.” But now, a remarkable “treatment” is proving more powerful than anyone could have imagined: Wild mustangs taken straight off the range, pairing them with veterans, is miraculously turning despair into enduring hope.
EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival with the Montana Center for Horsemanship, Horse Haven Montana, and Friends of Dunrovin, present “Mustang Saviors.” Monday, November 23rd features two screenings – one at 5pm, MST and one at 7pm, MST. The full-length, feature documentary is 1:40 in running time and each screening will be followed by an interview with the producer, David Glossberg. The screenings can be accessed at this link: MontanaSocials.org
As our nonprofit organizations work to create and develop programs for veterans and horses, and work to advance humane treatment, training, and natural horsemanship education, there will be a donate link on the screening page where you can help to support the advancement of new programs for veterans and horses. You can also donate anytime at the Montana Center for Horsemanship:
www.montanacenterforhorsemanship.org/get-involved or at Horse Haven Montana/EIFF – www.horsehavenmt.org
As Glossberg says of his film – “I think the film is important because it creates a dialogue of how do we help our veterans who are hard to reach and what do we do with all of the wild horses that we have in holding. It shows the value of our wild horses and the importance of connecting the two. I hope it will help create a dialogue and a path to help mend our veterans across the country. I believe we owe our veterans everything we have in order to help them re-purpose themselves after their service and their being around wild horses trains them to be able to handle many of life’s situations they may find challenging.”
David Glossberg is a Chicago filmmaker in the IATSE Local 476 Union where he has been honing his craft as a journeyman in various departments behind the scenes since 2016. “Mustang Saviors” is his first feature film.
EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival is partnering with the Montana Center for Horsemanship and Friends of Dunrovin this year to bring award-winning films to public audiences virtually and hopefully, in-person at the next planned National/International Conference – Of Horse, Human and Nature, scheduled for September 9-11, 2021 in Dillon, Montana, in partnership with the Conference Co-Sponsor, The University of Montana Western, home to the nation’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Horsemanship.
In addition to the November 23rd screening, while the pandemic continues to rage across the United States and around the world, EQUUS INTERNATIONAL in collaboration with the Montana Center for Horsemanship and Friends of Dunrovin, will be presenting other virtual screenings and events throughout next year. Our next scheduled event is in January, focused on Horses as Healers. To learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Contact: Janet Rose, Montana Center for Horsemanship-Tel: 406.925.3270