2021 Jackson Wild Summit

Wild Women Media Lab Film Showcase and Q&A

Expired January 1, 2021 5:00 AM
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Q&A with some of the Wild Women live on Wednesday, September 30.

Sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.

Ten powerful women in conservation science and media from South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya were selected for the NEWF Wild Women Media Lab. From 10th - 22nd August 2020, the cohort engaged in intensive online filmmaking workshops with industry experts and mentors from around the world to guide them through the process of producing a micro-film – a first time experience for all. Each participant was provided with a media making legacy package, allowing them to each develop, film and edit their stories in just a few days. The NEWF Wild Women Media Lab has been designed in partnership with Jackson Wild and is supported by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, American Film Showcase, the United States Mission South Africa and National Geographic Society.

When the Forest Goes Silent synopsis:

This microfilm is an audioscape of the consequences of 'systemic' deforestation. The film combines sound and visuals with poetic elements to draw attention to the negative impacts of human encroachment into forest landscapes in our day to day lives.