Washington, D.C, June 22, 2023 // LAG Strategy Co-Founder Matthew Fern attends the Washington D.C. premiere of the award-winning documentary, “Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West,” at the historic Warner Theatre. The event was hosted by the Wild Beauty Foundation, and featured a wild horse “meet & greet” with Mystic, a 19-year-old rescued wild horse. Attendees were able to take photos with Mystic and share on social media.
Special guests included U.S. Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV) and Steve Cohen (D-TN), both sponsors of the Wild Horse and Burro Act of 2023, and concluded with a live question & answer session with director Ashley Avis and experts Edward Winters, Dr. Yvette Running Horse Collin, PhD, Scott Beckstead, Esq., Marty Irby, Vickery Eckhoff, and Josselyn Wolf
The screening came one night after D.C.-based artist Robin Bell presented a projection onto the exterior of the Bureau of Land Management offices at Department of the Interior building in Washington. Slogans projected onto the building included “Stop Wild Horse Roundups”, “End Animal Cruelty” and “I Stand With Wild Horses”
“Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West” is a captivating documentary revealing the majestic splendor of wild horses, and the urgent challenges confronting them in the Western United States. Filmmaker Ashley Avis (Disney’s “Black Beauty”) and crew go on a multi-year expedition to uncover the truth and expose the systemic issues contributing to the plight of wild horses, as they face the looming threat of disappearance on public lands. “Wild Beauty” has won multiple awards, including Best Documentary at the Boston Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival and Sunscreen Film Festival.