The Palisades Project

2021 MOFF Official Selection

About This Project


Square State Film and the Wyoming Wilderness Association

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Filming Location:

United States

Filmmaker Origin:



An increasing love for motorized and mechanized recreation has created a wave of opposition to the Wilderness Act of 1964. As this conflict spreads across the west and around the globe, The Palisades Project uses a little known landscape located in Wyoming to expose this issue and inspire opposing sides towards a solution.

This film to be screened:

8/6/21 – The Nezinscot Program

Special Note:

New England Premiere

Filmmaker Bio:

Producer, Peggie dePasquale grew up in western Maine and still considers it her home state. She now lives on the west slope of the Teton Range in Idaho and serves as the Associate Director of the Wyoming Wilderness Association.

Three thoughts from the filmmaker:

The film was created in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
Film team worked incredibly hard to include diverse stakeholders to give the audience a holistic understanding of the issues presented.
The majority of filming and editing occurred between February and December 2020, but the film had been over three years in the making prior to filmmaker, Mike Vanata taking the project on.

8/6 Eastern Promenade