‘Unbranded’ film coming to Pagosa Oct. 8

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A story of mustangs, western heritage and open spaces

By Lisa Nelson
Special to The SUN

Four men, 16 wild horses and 3,000 miles.

It is the story of “Unbranded,” an award-winning documentary film about four friends who adopt and train a string of mustangs for a six-month-long trip from Mexico to Canada across some of the wildest terrain in the American west.

The San Juan Back Country Horsemen (SJBCH) of Pagosa Springs is bringing “Unbranded” to the Liberty Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The public showing will be at 7:45 p.m. (run time one hour, 45 minutes). Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

Proceeds from the showing will support the volunteer efforts of SJBCH to help keep backcountry trails open and accessible on the Pagosa Ranger District and on other public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

“Unbranded” is billed as a documentary about “conservation, exploration and wild mustangs.” The film captures the rugged beauty of untamed public lands in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. It is also a story about mustangs — living symbols of the American west.

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