NATURE’s John Denver: Let This Be A Voice explores the American West with the late singer and conservationist.
Defying all conventional labels, John Denver held a singular place in American music: a songwriter whose immensely popular work was suffused with a deep and abiding kinship with the natural world.
In the months just prior to his death in a plane accident in 1997, Denver was filming an episode of the NATURE series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. The result is a poignant and melodic film that records his final journeys into the wilderness and contains his last song, composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and young daughter.
Production Credits Print
SANDY OSTERTAG &
Director of Photography
WILLIAM REXER II
For West Star Productions, Inc.
DAVID F. VAN SLYKE
Assistants to John Denver
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
CHERRY LANE MUSIC PUBLISHING
THE COUSTEAU SOCIETY
ECHO FILMS PRODUCTIONS
GRAND CANYON EXPEDITIONS
JIMMY CARTER LIBRARY
JOHN DENVER CONCERT FOOTAGE
FILMED AT WOLFTRAP
MARDY MURIE FILM PROJECT
THE WOLF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER
NEZ PERCE RESERVATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Rocky Mountain National Park
Yellowstone National Park
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.
Executive In Charge
A co-production of West Star Productions, Inc., and Thirteen/WNET
This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.
About the Writer
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