Humboldt USA


Documentary Feature, in production, 4K Video
Director: Anthony Svatek

Humboldt USA is an experimental documentary about conservation, technological mediation of nature, and American environmental history.

Set in three distinct locations across the U.S. placed-named ‘Humboldt,’ we follow a group of individuals whose attempts at doing conservation work are often labyrinthine, ever-changing, and increasingly technologically-tailored. Using 19th-century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt as dots on a map and an anchor in time, the film explores what it means to be an ‘environmentalist’ in America today.