Seldom Seen Sleight

Year
2018
Country
USA
Duration:
12 mins

Overview

WORLD PREMIERE
Ken Sleight, the Idaho farm kid turned river rat who inspired the character Seldom Seen Smith in Edward Abbey’s iconic The Monkey Wrench Gang, first floated the Colorado River through Glen Canyon in 1954. To say it was a pivotal experience is an understatement. As an outfitter, he built his life around the Glen and its tributaries, spending many awe-filled days in the desert Eden. In this film, the 87-year-old recalls the heartbreak of watching his paradise drown under Lake Powell, and the hope that it will one day return to its former glory.

Production Team

Director
Taylor Graham

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2018 Mountainfilm Festival.