Hanna Ranch

April 12, 2011

Combining a personal family tragedy and epic cinematography of the West, Hanna Ranch has the unique formula to be as extraordinary a film as Kirk Hanna was a man.

Born into a life as a rancher, Kirk Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from relentlessly encroaching development and misuse. Kirk saw his ranch, and the world, holistically, balancing the needs and impact of agriculture and the environment. Kirk’s opinion was widely sought and respected, and some saw him as a future governor of Colorado.

But not everything was so clear to Kirk, and the dynamics of a family-run business were causing a rift in the ranch. Kirk was torn, and unlike everyone else, he saw himself as the weak link on the ranch. Depression spiraled quickly and Kirk took his own life just over a decade ago.

Despite the tragic end to his life, Kirk’s legacy and fight live on as his family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.

Our friend and great songwriter Joe Sampson did the music for the film.

From: www.hannaranchmovie.com.