Run Wild Run Free

Documentary on history of Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to be shown on Nov. 5

LEWISTON, Idaho – The documentary “Run Wild Run Free,” which looks at history of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act from the late 1960s, will be shown on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre.

The showing is free and open to the public, but donations are suggested. The showing is being sponsored by a college club called LCSC Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

The film’s producer/director Shane Anderson will be on hand for a question and answer session following the 44-minute documentary. Anderson is known for producing outdoor-themed films.

The film came about in 2018, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The act’s purpose was to protect free-flowing rivers and streams. The film takes a look at the history of the act as well thoughts from experts, whitewater enthusiasts and members of the Nez Perce Tribe.

For more information on the event or the club, contact LC State student Joe O’Brien at jobrien@lcmail.lcsc.edu.