David Garrett Byars

David Garrett Byars made his directorial debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with No Man's Land (Mountainfilm 2017), a documentary about the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that sparked international headlines. Byars also produced and filmed Massacre River (Mountainfilm 2019) directed by Mountainfilm Festival Director Suzan Beraza and directed Public Trust (Mountainfilm 2020), which delves into the modern-day threat to America’s public lands. His latest film, We the Power (Mountainfilm 2021), questions the traditional energy system and explores the possibilities of putting power into the hands of locals.