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

  • 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...

  • 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

    The Larry Schutte Family
    Glenn Ohrlin
    Henry Real Bird
    Stephanie Davis

    Buckaroos at the Spanish Ranch
    Wallace McRae
    Doug Mitchell & an angry bull
    Ramblin' Jack Elliott
    Waddie Mitchell
    Chuck Baltazar
    Sam Marvel
    Jake Brown
    Students at the Little Big Horn College
    Folks fr...

  • Cowboy Poets

    "Cowboy Poets" was produced in 1988 at the beginning of the cowboy poetry revival. Kim Shelton wanted to make a documentary that would show cowboy poets from different regions of the West, from different generations, and guys that both wrote their own poems, and those whose talent was based in th...

  • 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...

  • 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...