What’s Happening in the WIld – Tuesday, April 21

What’s Happening in the WIld – Tuesday, April 21

Return of the River – Free Screening at the UC Theater

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Join us for a FREE screening of Return Of The River with filmmaker Jessica Plumb and Dean Jim Burchfield, College of Forestry and Conservation. Sponsored by The President’s Office at The University of Montana.  Screening will be held in the UC Theater at the University of Montana.

A documentary infused with hope, Return of the River explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice and restoration. The film follows a group of committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down. Ultimately the community comes to consensus; launching the largest dam removal in history and showing the way to a more sustainable future.

Showing Today

5:00 pm: Earth-A New Wild: Plains & Greater Sage Grouse: Emblem of the American West
5:15 pm: Sardine Run Walking Under Water
6:00 pm: UC Theater: Screening Return Of The River with Dean Jim Burchfield, College of Forestry and Conservation. Sponsored by The President’s Office at The University of Montana. FREE

Today’s Events

Welcome: 10:00 -11:00 am

Distribution: New Frontiers.  Participants include Suzanne Harle (Green Planet Films) and Pam Voth (Tree & Sky). 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Cameras: What’s Now, What’s Next.  Featured participants: Tim Barksdale, Rob Whitehair, Colin Ruggerio. 1:00-2:30 pm

Footloose Trap-Release Workshop (public lands safety). 3:30-4:30 pm, free and open to the public.

Screening Return Of The River with Dean Jim Burchfield, College of Forestry and Conservation. Sponsored by The President’s Office at The University of Montana. 6:00 pm UC Theater, free and open to the public.


Earth A New Wild: Plains

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Nicolas Brown, 55 minutes, 2014

A revolutionary look at how both predators and humans can help save the spectacular gatherings of animals found on the world’s plains.

Greater Sage-Grouse: Emblem of the American West

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Tatiana Gettelman, 7 minutes, 2015

The Greater Sage-Grouse is well known for its bizarre breeding displays, but it is also a species that has evoked controversy in the Great Basin region over how to best manage the population, which has been in steady decline over the past several decades. This short documentary tells the story of the Greater Sage-Grouse from the perspective of the USGS biologists who are studying this bird in the heart of its range in Northern Nevada.

Sardine Run

Christine Mayall, 5 minutes, 2014

It’s been called the greatest “shoal” on earth. Every year, in South Africa, is the sardine run, one of the world’s largest marine migrations. Billions of sardines chasing cooler waters swim along the coast while predators are hot on their heels in anticipation. With sharks, dolphins and whales diving into the “buffet”, it’s a feeding frenzy, as swarms of sardines try to escape a deadly attack. In the water with them, photographer and tour guide, Rainer Schimpf tries to capture the spectacle while avoiding being mistaken for bait.

Walking Under Water

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Eliza Kubarska, 76 minutes, 2014

An underwater documentary about the last days of the Borneo sea nomads told through the touching voice of a young boy and tired fisherman and their unique bond with the ocean.

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