HUMBOLDT USA (feature-in-development)

Humboldt USA is an experimental documentary about conservation, technological mediation of nature, and American environmental history.

Set in three distinct locations across the U.S. named ‘Humboldt,’ we follow a group of individuals whose attempts at doing conservation work is often labyrinthine, ever-changing, and increasingly technologically-tailored. Using 19th century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt as dots on a map and an anchor in time, the film explores what it means to be an ‘environmentalist’ in America today.

Humboldt USA is fiscally sponsored by Maysles Documentary Center.

Please get in touch if you would like to make tax-deductible donations, or if you’d like to find out about other ways to get involved.

Producer: Elijah Stevens
Cinematographer: Sean Hanley
Historical and Scientific Advisor: Dr. Sandra Rebok