Scot Walker '90 August 7, 2017 4:57 PM updated: September 25, 2017 9:38 AM
Gary S. "Bud" Force '03 is one of the creators of Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait, a new cinematic documentary about modern working cowboys on some of America's largest and most remote cattle ranches.
Force, who graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism, co-directed and co-produced Cowboys with photographer John Langmore. The film documents the lives of the men and women working on "big outfit" cattle ranches, some of which are over a million acres and still require a crew of horseback workers to tend large herds of cattle.
The story is narrated through first-hand accounts from the cowboys themselves. It explores the rewards and hardships of a celebrated but misunderstood way of life and the challenges that lie ahead for the cowboys and ranches critical to providing the world's supply of beef.
A trailer is online at https://vimeo.com/202876044. The film is slated for release in 2018. To learn more, visit www.thecowboymovie.com.
Force and Langmore will appear at a George Bush Presidential Library Issues Forum on Sept. 21 to discuss the making of their documentary film. Langmore will also show and discuss photographs from his five-year project documenting America’s working cowboys.
This program is offered free of charge, but reservations are recommended. A reception will follow. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (979) 691-4014.