George Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurence Rockefeller were three influential figures in the history of conservation. Born generations apart, with very different lives, the three were connected by a shared vision and a place. They occupied the same house and surrounding land in Woodstock, Vermont – a place that instilled in each of them a determination to preserve America’s natural resources and to live in harmony with nature. The film explores the legacy of these three men and the land in Woodstock that inspired them. This history is now preserved at the Billings Farm and Museum, a museum of Vermont’s rural past and a working dairy farm, and the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park, the first National Park in America dedicated to teaching the concept of land stewardship. Directed by Charles Guggenheim. Executive Producer, Grace Guggenheim. 1998 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short.

A Place in the Land

1998 US 30 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Documentary, Short