These are films produced by the Western Folklife Center or featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

  • Trailing of the Sheep

    FEATURING: Boise Highlanders, Polish Highlanders of North America, Oinkari Basque Dancers, Jimmy Jausoro, Juan Zulaica, Jesus Goni, Joxe Mallea, Latino X, Gaupasa, Tish Lewis, Rose Mallory, Ivan Swanner, Alberto Uranga, Sam Jackson, Diane Peavey.

    A joint project of the Trailing of the Sheep Fest...

  • Red Rock Rondo - Zion Canyon Song Cycle

    FEATURING: Charlotte Bell - oboe, English horn, Phillip Bimstein - vocals, guitar, composer, Hal Cannon - vocals, mandolin, mandocello, banjo, harmonica, accordion, jaw harp, Harold Carr - upright bass, spoken word, Flavia Cerviño-Wood - violin, Kate MacLeod - vocals, violin, guitar.

    This song c...

  • Why the Cowboy Sings

    Join Hal Cannon on a winter time quest across the West to discover what makes cowboys sing. On the journey hear the songs and stories of: Stephanie Davis, Larry Schutte, Glenn Ohrlin, and Henry Real Bird.



    Stephanie Davis
    Austin, TX
    Stephanie Davis is a fourth-generation...

  • Healing The Warrior's Heart

    Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegr...

  • Poem Films

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    At the core of our Moving Rural Verse series are poems that powerfully communicate contemporary rural issues, ideas and insight—and, in particular, the subject of water in the West. We believe that the artful fusion of poetry and video will nurture a deeper understanding of rural America and kind...