Between our Wildlife Films Showcase and TWS Featured Films session, conference attendees will have the opportunity to see 10 films during this year’s conference in Raleigh.
This year’s Wildlife Films Showcase is sponsored by Bullfrog Films, the leading U.S. publisher of independently-produced, environmental films. The corporation’s mission—to bring together programs that point the way to a new paradigm for living happily, healthily and sustainably—is reflected in several films we’ve chosen to screen during the conference.
Here’s the full lineup of this year’s Wildlife Films Showcase.
Monday, Oct. 17, 7-10:15 p.m. Room 305A
Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina, this film documents the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic, and biological challenges in North Carolina. A Nestbox Collective presentation.
This contemporary story shares the collaborative efforts by a community of 670 people and the Friends of Lake Darling who raised over $16 million to restore, recreate and protect Lake Darling State Park in Brighton, Iowa. A Marvo Entertainment Group and Iowa Public Television presentation.
The dramatic story of environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer as they follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot from the central Yukon to their calving grounds in Alaska’s Artic National Wildlife Refuge…and back. A Bullfrog Films presentation.
This film explores the life and legacy of the famed conservationist and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. A Bullfrog Films presentation.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7-10:15 p.m. Room 305A
From 1830-1900 240 million acres of North American tallgrass prairie were steadily transformed into farmland. This film explores the dramatic natural and cultural impact of this astonishing alteration of nature. A Bullfrog Films presentation.
Explore the rich history of urban forestry and how one community in southwest Ohio fought an invasive species through through partnerships with scientists, city officials and everyday citizens. A Bullfrog Films presentation.
In this documentary, predator biologist Elizabeth Hofer traverses the boreal forests of the Yukon tracking the relationship between the elusive lynx–once known as the “wood ghost”–and its prey, the snowshoe hare. A Bullfrog Films presentation.
For decades, conservationists, backcountry skiers, and First Nations have fought a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Jumbo Valley of British Columbia. Jumbo Wild highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and ever-increasing development interests in wild places. A Bullfrog Films presentation.