Good Earth State Park Film Wins Awards

June 1, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s newest state park has been getting rave reviews from visitors, but it’s the new visitor film that recently put Good Earth State Park in the spotlight.

Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City” received seven awards at the May 2018 Archaeology Channel

International Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon. The film was also selected to open the festival, a prestigious acknowledgement. The festival received over 800 entries and the Good Earth film was one of 30 films selected to be screened at the festival.

Awards received by "Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City" include the following: Best Narration; Best Film - Honorable Mention; Public Education Value - Honorable Mention (first runner-up); Script - Honorable Mention (first runner-up); Inspiration - Honorable Mention (first runner-up); Animation and Effects - Honorable Mention; and Music - Honorable Mention.

The film is shown twice an hour during regular business hours at the Good Earth State Park Visitor Center. For details on park location, weekly events and summer and winter hours, visit



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