Write a letter to David Petersen about the reaction for the video that we saw on the class. The documentary video name is On The Wild Edge: Hunting For a Natural Life.
More info about the video:
*** DVD for sale at davidpetersenbooks.com ***
Premiered at the 2016 Documentary West International Film Festival by Belgian filmmaker Christopher Daley
In 1980 David and Caroline Petersen settled in the mountains of southwest Colorado having come in search of a simple independent life balanced precariously On the Wild Edge between culture and nature.
During several weeks of stalking elk in the San Juan National Forest we discover how Petersens practice of traditional bowhunting fosters his intimate connection with nature and inspires his passionate efforts as a conservationist.
Using the hunt as both a real event and a metaphor for the search we all share for love passion and meaning in this fleeting life On the Wild Edge is of compelling interest for all searchers hunters and nonhunters alike.
Documentary film DVD NTSC 67 minutes
Writing assignment: The writing assignment will take the form of a professionally constructed letter to David Petersen (I’ll discuss in class). Professionalism counts here so make sure you double-check your spelling and sentence construction. The length is 700 words.
The grading rubric for these letters is as follows:
Professional format – 2 pts. This is formatting tenor and spelling. Minus 5if you fail to sign the letter or misspell the recipient’s name. (hint… check the spelling of his name again).
Length – 2 pts.
Content – 6 points. Thoughtful comments making it clear that you understand the content and issues.
David Petersen 61 Ridge Crest Drive Durango CO 81301