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.
Panel discussion with Richard Szkiler and Manuela Iglesias on Sunday, October 20th.
Producer: Richard SzkilerDirector: Manuela IglesiasCountry: ArgentinaWorld Premiere
A story told with no words but with the power of sound and visuals of unspoiled Patagonia. Pure joy and sensorial experience. This is a meditational film, soothing for the soul and mind. Taking its viewers on an introspective journey of serenity. A deep breath of fresh air in a noisy world. The illusive pumas feature prominently not in the traditional format predator vs prey but in their more common state of relaxation and contemplation, giving viewers the opportunity to connect with this untouched part of the planet through slow motion, time-lapse and aerials. Mountains, animals, pure water, dark skies, sunsets and sunrises are waiting to be enjoyed in this art piece where the protagonist is our loving mother nature.
Producer: Volker AngresDirector: Alex GomilleCountry: Ethiopia | World Premiere
The biodiversity of our planet is threatened like never before. Habitats and endangered wildlife disappear. But once the ecosystems are severely damaged, they can no longer produce clean water, fertile soil or fresh air - basic things we need for our own survival, too.
"The Value of Biodiversity - Ethiopia" investigates Bale Mountains National Park in southern Ethiopia, the largest Afroalpine habitat left on earth. It is home to the largest surviving population of Ethiopian wolves and the rare mountain nyala. Both species are extremely rare and confined to the highlands of Ethiopia. The mountain slopes are covered by a wonderful cloud forest, which is vital for the water regime of the whole region. Droplets form small creeks which in turn converge to large rivers, supplying millions of people with water. But the forest is under threat, the flow of the rivers become irregular, causing drought and famine downstream. The shrinking wildlife populations are just once sign that the ecosystems are slowly collapsing.
The disappearance of endangered species like the Ethiopian wolf might not affect us in Europe. But they are signs that ecosystems are no longer functioning: systems which work as a global network and on which we depend for the air we breathe, for healthy food, for clean water. Conservation is no luxury. The basis of our very existence is at stake
Panel discussion with filmmakers Steven Hawley, Michael Peterson and Dr. Carl Safina
Producer & Director: Jeremy La Zelleand Kristin GatesUSA: | World Premiere
It is best to experience firsthand what you're fighting for. When two adventurers embark on a dangerous four-month expedition documenting the world’s longest land mammal migration through the Arctic Refuge of Alaska, they soon discover an incredible ecosystem protected by the Gwich’in Nation for more than 25,000 years, yet held on the precipice of collapse by resource development corporations.
Series 16 | 8:30-10:30 pm
The Bat and the Agave
River of Raptors
A Love Song for the Desert
INDICIT - Marine Litter Impact on Sea Turtles
*Panel discussion with Tiffany Deater, Eréndira Hernández, Pablo Garcia Saldana and Kasmir Wolf
Series 19 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Realm of Robber
*Panel discussion with multi Emmy Award winning Producer, David Hamlinand Katie Frohardt, Executive Director of Wild Earth Allies
Also another Q&A with Executive Producers Cheryl Polote-Williamson, Russell Williamson, Dretona Maddox, Laurie Evans and Toni Ellis on Saturday (9/21) after the 12:30pm show.
Rose, a disengaged, stuck-in-a-rut nurse, makes her daily stop at the convenience store after work and accidentally kidnaps Sylvie, a 9-year old runaway from the nearby ICE Detention Center. The two women take risks and change each other’s lives and perspectives in just a few short hours on the Fourth of July.
Getting over an ex can be tough. But getting over an ex who's intent on staying friends, and who appears to have had no trouble getting over you can be downright brutal. That's the situation 29-year-old comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamata) finds herself in—still hung up on her old boyfriend Bradford (Tone Bell) and still using him as fodder in her stand-up act, even though he's now dating the very different Margo (DeWanda Wise).When Zadie agrees to travel with the couple to her mother's (Kym Whitley) bed and breakfast for a weekend getaway, disaster seems like it could be imminent. But instead, especially after the arrival of handsome solo traveler Aubrey (Y'lan Noel), it begins to feel like maybe third-wheeling it was the best idea Zadie ever had. Writer and director Stella Meghie (Jean Of The Joneses; Everything, Everything) has crafted a warm, wry third feature that not only deftly weaves together comedy and romance in an intimate setting, but that also provides a glorious showcase for its former Saturday Night Live star lead.—Alison Willmore
Action legends Bruce Willis (DIE HARD) and Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") light up this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Crime boss Rex (Willis) hires Frank (Chiklis) and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash — but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor — before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered.