Panel discussion with Jocelyn Stokes, Aaron Sandhu** Special guest; author, wildlife conservationistJane Alexander; Tony Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner.
Producer/Director" Jocelyn StokesCountry: Malaysia | World Premiere
When an orphaned sun bear cub is rescued from illegal captivity she must learn how to survive in the wild before she can finally be set free. Filmed on the island of Borneo, in a rainforest older than the Amazon, this short documentary follows the journey of a rescued sun bear called Natalie
Conservation is brought to life as we experience the journey of rehabilitation and release. This film leads us to realize that just as we need the rainforests, these rainforests need sun bears; so what threatens sun bears also threatens us.
As we examine our own life choices in regard to consumerism and career paths, we discover we all have a role to play in reducing these threats and keeping sun bears alive, wild and free.
Producer & Director: Colin SytsmaWood Grain MediaCountry: USA |World Premiere
After a sting operation in Bangkok for two trafficked Orangutans leave those accountable with no consequence, Daniel stiles, a detective in the illegal wildlife trade, thinks of new ways to combat illegal great ape trafficking.
Panel discussion with Hector Salgado and Diana Soto on Monday, October 21st.
Producer: Hector SalgadoDime Cositas FilmsCountry: Kenya | World Premiere
This documentary talk about the Maasai community and a 13 year old boy, who is the inventor of Lion Lights. Richard Turere has changed the communities to conserve and preserve the wildlife and landscape. Narrated from the point of view from a safari driver, hooking you up instantly to the best and unique moments of the people of Africa. The new generation of young people in Kenya play a big role in the present to conserve and protect nature.
Producer & Director: Shatabdi Chakrabart Country: India | World Premiere
Listeners of the Wind- The Pardhi story, is a short documentary on the Pardhi community, a forest dwelling people, living in the jungles of Central India. The Pardhis are traditionally hunters and were used extensively by Kings and Britishers. However, after the British left India, the Pardhis were denounced as a tribe and were stuck in a viscous cycle of crime. Today the younger generation has given up hunting and work as wildlife conservationists using their age old knowledge to preserve the forests and live a a sustainable lifestyle.
Producer: Geoff SpannerCountry: Australia | World Premiere
A journey through the astonishing Desert Wetlands of Central Australia. One of only two remaining wild desert river systems left on Earth, its value is beyond precious. Filmed over several years, this film explores the natural cycles of life and death in this land of boom or bust. The importance of the Desert Wetlands on a global scale cannot be overstated. It is not well known however even among those that live in bordering regions. This film attempts to show the natural wonder of an environment that is globally almost gone. We still can save Australia’s Desert Rivers, but there is little time left.
Producer: Michael Thau and Dan Witt. Executive Producer & Director: Dr. Alex M. AzmiCountry: USA World Premiere
This heartwarming, sometimes heart-wrenching cinematic documentary will draw you into a world the likes of which you have never seen. A fascinating society of Gibbons and their Guardians in a remote Conservation Center. Adversity will test the Center's resolve, yet the fun and joy of these singing apes- especially Violet, will capture your soul.
Panel discussion with Ian Nelson and Scott McDaniel, Executive Director of Susquehannock Wildlife Society and Keith Williams, Executive Director of North Bay on Saturday, October 19th.
Producer & Director: Scott McDanielCountry: USA | World Premiere
Panel disucssion with producer James McDonald and Shelly Lucille Smith, wildlife videographer
Producer & Director: James McDonaldCountry: USA | World Premiere
This film gives us a look into the lives, routines and techniques of local oystermen surrounding New York City and observes how our relationship to the oyster has become both a cultural and environmental force - from oyster farm to plate.
Q&As with Director Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic on Friday October 18 & Saturday October 19 & Sunday October 20 after the 5:10pm and 7:10pm screenings.
17 year old Ivy Phillips who appears in Fiddlin' will be joining for the Friday October 18 & Saturday October 19 Q&As.
Producers: Sean EnderCountry: Colorado, USA | World Premiere
"Colorado's Moose" is an all encompassing tale of the reintroduction of moose to Colorado. Once transient to the state, efforts were made in the late 1970s to return the Shiras Moose to Colorado's mountainous landscape. The species success has provided new tourism opportunities for wildlife watchers and sportsmen alike. Still a rare animal to see in the wilderness, wildlife managers remain responsible for managing sustainable moose populations and striking a balance between the public, ranchers, and wildlife who all depend on the land for survival. The film combines captivating stories from biologists, wildlife managers, a photographer, hunters and ranchers with stunning footage of moose and majestic scenic of the Colorado Rockies in this tremendous story for wildlife management.