The Land We Defend

The Land We Defend

Film Session(s)

8.21 minutes, United States, 2015



The Land We Defend: The film documents an overnight backpacking trip of seven military veterans who, prior to the trip, were complete strangers, but left as friends, connected by wilderness and their shared experiences as veterans. They were brought together by Sierra Club's Military Outdoors program in an area that is stunningly beautiful but unfortunately threatened by development. Their connection to the land and each other is an emotional story that reinforces the importance of what it means to "defend our land", both at home and abroad.


Director(s): Ian Shive

Producer(s): Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc