Environmental Film Fest: Summer Series

Conservation Shorts II: Wild Spaces

Expired July 26, 2021 1:00 AM
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8 films in package
Where I Belong
Growing up, Christine Hill saw the outdoors as a place that was full of bugs and too much worry. But after falling in love with climbing and discovering a sense of peace through summer camp, she decided this was something worth protecting.
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UNDERSTORY - A Journey Into The Tongass
Three women set sail on a 350 mile expedition through Alaska’s vast Tongass National Forest to explore how clearcut logging in this coastal rainforest could affect wildlife, local communities, and our planet’s climate.
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Here We Stand
For generations, conservation has been about keeping people out of places. Now, Save the Redwoods League and Teresa Baker ask what it would look like for conservation to include people, even those that normally are in the margins.
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Bayou City
Houston is the “Bayou City”. It's home to 22 bayou systems, totaling over 2,500 miles of waterways throughout Harris County. However, Houston has a long and tumultuous relationship with its bayous.
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Plant Heist
When suspicious packages are found in a small town in northern California, Game Warden Pat Freeling, gets a tip about the peculiar activity. After further investigation he exposes a vast network of illegal plant poachers.
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Filmmaker Discussion: UNDERSTORY, Here We Stand, Where I Belong, Plant Heist, Bayou City
Featuring Colin Arisman, Chris Cresci, Greg Balkin, Gabriel de Cuba, Chelsi de Cuba, & Olivia Haun
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The Wild Divide
By horseback, foot, and paddleboard, three friends trek across Florida's imperiled backbone.
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Filmmaker Discussion: The Wild Divide
Feat. Danny Schmidt and Eric Bendick
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How do we balance development with conservation? In bayous, forests, and coastal areas, follow 6 stories of people working to celebrate nature and redefine our relationships with wild spaces. 

By horseback, foot, and paddleboard, three friends trek across Florida's imperiled backbone. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient ribbon of sand dunes that is a hotspot for biodiversity found nowhere else in the world. It is also a place steeped in a long tradition of agricultural heritage. Both are threatened by the rapid pace of change in Florida's wild interior. But can the backbone be held together? To experience this place and meet the passionate stewards who call it home offers insight and inspiration on how we may one day bridge THE WILD DIVIDE.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    D.C. Premiere
  • Director
    Eric Bendick & Danny Schmidt