The film "Strong Women, Wild Horses" follows 3 photographers, Kimerlee Curyl, Elissa Kline, and Laura Leigh, whose work captures the beauty of the diminishing wild horse population of the Great Basin, a geographic region encompassing most of Nevada and extending into bordering states Idaho, Oregon, California, and Utah.
The increasing demand for land from ranchers and oil producers threatens the lifestyles and territories of the often revered but seldom protected wild horses. "Horses are chased by helicopters and herded into captivity. Foals are ripped away from their mothers. Stallions are stabbed with stun guns. And all of this is paid for with your tax dollars," the filmmakers write in the YouTube description accompanying the trailer for the documentary. Frame by frame and shot by shot, these women hope to change how we see wild horses and their lands.