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The Naturalist
The Naturalist
Actor: Kent Bonar
Genres: Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 32min

Kent Bonar, who has been called the "John Muir of the Ozarks," is one of America's great naturalists. Living without modern amenities in the tradition of Thoreau, Leopold and Muir, Bonar has spent his life observing and r...  more »


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Actor: Kent Bonar
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: High Plains Films
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/25/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

The sort of professional we need more of.
Preston C. Enright | Denver, CO United States | 02/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"High Plains films has many fascinating films, and "The Naturalist" is no exception. It presents the work of a person who has dedicated himself, much like Henry David Thoreau, to studying the ecosystem he lives in. Given that this industrialized, hyper-consumptive world so often disregards nature - paves it, damns it, mines it, clear-cuts it, poisons it - Kent Bonar's respect for creation seems almost subversive. I wish our corporate media wasn't sponsored by car companies and owned by weapons contractors like GE; otherwise, worthwhile movies like this would be aired, and would provide the US population with information about things that really matter, instead of endless glorified gun battles, car chases, and other programming that degrades our species.

Anybody who has enjoyed being outdoors, which is pretty much everybody, will appreciate this top quality documentary.
I'd also recommend the DVD "Varmints," and Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.""