|Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions Premiere
Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions airs on PBS stations nationwide on Sunday, October 25th
Dear Friends of Cloud,
The third Cloud program airs next week! We hope that you will join us for this show- a story more dramatic than filmmaker Ginger Kathrens could ever have imagined. Additionally, you can now watch George Knapp's investigative report "Stampede to Oblivion" online. Watch this one-hour special online now and then tune into your local PBS station on Sunday, October 25th to watch the new Cloud program, followed by a live chat online with Ginger. You can download a flier to share here (just fill in your local broadcast time). Gather friends and family to watch the show and then write your Senators and President Obama- demand that our wild horses be protected and preserved in the west. You can watch a trailer for the new show here. Dramatic change is needed in order to protect the last of our wild horses in the west- help us to get kids and adults alike to demand immediate change for America's wild horses and burros!
Press Release (available for download here)
Cloud Returns to PBS Nature Series in New Program!
Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions premieres Sunday evening, October 25th, 2009 on PBS stations nationwide. This program is the next chapter in the exciting life of the charismatic stallion, Cloud, and the wild horses of the spectacular Arrowhead Mountains of Montana. This new adventure captures the twists and turns of a complex family drama in a unique wild horse wilderness. Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions is a tale of two stallions, Cloud and Shaman, who raise each other’s sons: Flint and Bolder. When the loveable colts mature into adult challengers, they battle the very stallions who raised them. Five years in the making, this unpredictable tale is both epic and intimate, tragic and joyful.
Cloud fights to win new mares, surprising foals are born, lethal predators prowl, and a government bait trapping operation endangers Cloud’s family. Ginger Kathrens again captures the dynamic and beautiful world of wild horses. “I hope the new show underscores just how complex wild horse society is,” states Kathrens. “And not just complex but unpredictable. In my wildest dreams I never imagined a story this dramatic.”
The first two two shows “Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies” (2001) and “Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns” (2003) chronicle the first 8 years of Cloud’s life, a story that began when a newborn wild horse foal tottered out of the forest right in front of Kathrens' camera. She named the pale colt Cloud and has followed through him through the seasons, creating three PBS programs about his life in the wild for the Nature series, sponsored by WNET in New York City.
For the past 15 years Kathrens has immersed herself in the world of wild horses, quickly learning what they value above all else, their families and their freedom. Kathrens has written companion books to each of her three Nature programs.The third companion book, “Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions”, will be released on October 25th and is available from The Cloud Foundation. All proceeds support the protection and preservation of wild horse herds, like Cloud’s. The program DVD will be available for purchase to supportthe Foundation in early December.
Check your local listings for specific broadcast times. Afterwards join Ginger for a live Q&A at PBS.org. Visit The Cloud Foundation online for more information about Cloud and America’s wild horses.
Photos from top: Tony Wengert, Elisa Kline, Deb Little Photography, Living Images by Carol Walker and Ginger Kathrens