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Who owns the "wilderness"? - Elyse Cox

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In 1903, US President Theodore Roosevelt took a camping trip in California’s Yosemite Valley with conservationist John Muir. Roosevelt famously loved the outdoors, but Muir had invited him for more than just camping: Yosemite was in danger. It was part of a struggle to set aside land for both preservation and public use. Elyse Cox details the delicate balancing act of creating a national park.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elyse Cox
  • Director Rémi Cans
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Storyboard Artist Rémi Cans
  • Animator Sergi Ros
  • Art Director Rémi Cans
  • Sound Designer Xosé Antonio, Rodríguez Álvarez
  • Music Inés Mirás Vieites
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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