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Wild Films ~ 5 Wild Shorts
May 1 @ 6:30 pmFree
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 6:30pm
Five award-winning short films from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival.
Forgotten But Not Gone: The Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee
A film by Nate Dappen & Neil Losin
The rusty-patched bumble bee has declined more than 90 percent across its range in the northeastern and mid-western U.S. A combination of habitat loss, agricultural pesticides, and diseases borne by managed commercial bumble bees is likely to blame. When the the bee was listed, it became the first North American bee species to gain protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Run time: 6 min.
Shaped by Fire
WINNER! 2017 IWFF BEST CONSERVATION FILM!
A film by Bobby Jahrig
Two friends run 52 miles along the Montana and Idaho state line in a campaign to push the proposed Great Burn Wilderness closer to designation.
Run time: 10 min.
A film by Colin Ruggiero
Bison were nearly exterminated across North America. Thanks to the Shoshone tribe, the National Wildlife Federation and the coordinated efforts of a host of other individuals and organizations, bison have finally been brought back to the Wind River Indian Reservation and a landscape that they once defined.
Run time: 9 min.
Rangers of the Reef
A film by Brady Valashinas
A group of dedicated local rangers in Raja Ampat, Indonesia work to protect the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystem from the threats of illegal and destructive fishing.
Run time: 14 min.
Plastic is Forever
A film by Dylan D’Haeze
What happens when you throw plastic trash away? Dylan, a 13-year-old from the San Juan Islands follows plastic trash to where it ends up and shows how kids can help make a difference in a world that is increasingly dependent on plastic.
Run time: 20 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media