Documentary - Into the Canyon

Into the Canyon
Into the Canyon

Filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile hike through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. They took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. But their quest was more than just an endurance test — it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes.

Into the Canyon is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America's greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

84 minutes. Directed by Pete McBride

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"Into the Canyon is a thrilling adventure story unfolding amid the sublime beauty of the world's greatest canyon. But it is also a defense of a landscape and its Native people against the miners and real estate developers who gaze into the famous abyss and see only money...This film reminds us of the true costs to nature, our national parks, and ourselves." Dr. Brian Allen Drake, Environmental History, University of Georgia