Award-Winning Documentary Featuring Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Students Premieres Locally At Lookout Wild Film Festival

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The award-winning film will premiere locally at the Lookout Wild Film Festival at Memorial Auditorium.

“When the Dust Settles” highlights the resilience and strength of wild mustangs and the underserved, young women that work alongside them through the Mustang Leadership Partners program.

“When the Dust Settles” features Mustang Leadership Partners program participants from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and the school’s co-founder, Dr. Sue Anne Wells.

“The mustang is a part of our heritage and embodies the American spirit,” said Dr. Wells. “There is a majestic quality about mustangs that is hard to put into words...they are survivors and can teach us all important life lessons.”

Shot and directed by Glen Sweitzer and Dave Molesworth, the award-winning feature length film showcases the irreplaceable skills and tools that the young women in the program develop while working alongside the mustangs.

Although many of the program participants had never even touched a horse before beginning the program, through hard work, patience, and guidance from their leader Dr. Wells, these young women have gained self-confidence, perseverance, and the courage to face new challenges.

Throughout the film, the connections and relationships the students and mustangs have developed will captivate and inspire.

“When the Dust Settles” will premiere at the Lookout Wild Film Festival in Chattanooga at the Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. “When the Dust Settles” will also be shown at the FEI World Equestrian Games in September, 2018 in North Carolina.


Tennessee On The Way To A Record Bear Harvest

2018 Muzzleloader Season Opening Weekend Nets Almost 7,700 Deer Harvested

Cleveland State’s SWAP Wins Award


Just over halfway through the 2018 black bear hunting season, Tennessee hunters have already harvested 551 black bears since the season opened on September 22. The record of 589 black bears was ... (click for more)

Tennessee deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 on the opening weekend of muzzleloader season as reports continued to trickle in Monday (Nov. 5). The current harvest number is an increase from ... (click for more)

Cleveland State’s Student Wildlands Adventure Program (SWAP) was nominated for and recently won the southwest section (Region 3) of the U.S. Forest Service’s Gifford Pinchot Award for Excellence ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Tennessee On The Way To A Record Bear Harvest

Just over halfway through the 2018 black bear hunting season, Tennessee hunters have already harvested 551 black bears since the season opened on September 22. The record of 589 black bears was set in 2011. TWRA Black Bear Program Leader Dan Gibbs points towards a spotty acorn crop this year to account for the high harvest. Simply put, the more that bears have to move in search ... (click for more)

2018 Muzzleloader Season Opening Weekend Nets Almost 7,700 Deer Harvested

Tennessee deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 on the opening weekend of muzzleloader season as reports continued to trickle in Monday (Nov. 5). The current harvest number is an increase from the 4,949 recorded on the 2017 opening weekend. Roane County had the top weekend with a harvest total of 237. Montgomery County was second with 223. Rounding out the top 10 counties were ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Thanks To First Volunteer Bank

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Roy Exum: ‘Pete, Never Forget’

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