What’s Happening in the Wild – April 20, 2016

What’s Happening in the Wild – April 20, 2016

El Nino: An Ocean Mystery

Free event tonight at the UC Theater, 7:00pm!

International Wildlife Film Festival and the Office of the President of The University of Montana are pleased to welcome renowned Wildlife Cinematographer and Marine Biologist Rick Rosenthal for a special presentation entitled El Nino: An Ocean Mystery. The multi-media event will explore the impact of El Nino on ocean life and climate. Rosenthal will present images and film clips from his films and his extensive archive.

Trained as a Wildlife Biologist, underwater camerawork played an essential part in his marine research. Aiming to share his observations with the wider world, Rick turned to filmmaking and television. He has since gone on to film some of most challenging wildlife subjects on our planet in over 35 films. Among them are three award-winning programs on the great whales, Riddle of the Right Whale,Humpback Whales and Sperm Whales Back From the Abyss shot for the British television network, BBC.

Showing Today

5:00 pm: Red Wolf Revival & The Forgotten Coast
5:15 pm: Soul of the Elephant & Gardeners of the Forest
7:00 pm at the UC Theater: El Nino: An Ocean Mystery

Red Wolf Revival
Short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina and the state’s declared intent to drive the species to extinction, we document the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic, and biological challenges in North Carolina. Buy Tickets

The Forgotten Coast
Following in the footsteps of a wandering Florida black bear, three friends leave civilization and become immersed in a vast and unexplored wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border. The rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle, and bike traverses Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” – a wilderness that has the potential to transform the way we see the natural world. Buy Tickets

Soul of the Elephant
Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, is an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.Buy Tickets

Gardeners of the Forest
For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants but, as of 2016, there are fewer than 600 elephants left in the wild. Buy Tickets

El Nino: An Ocean Mystery
International Wildlife Film Festival and the Office of the President of The University of Montana are pleased to welcome renowned Wildlife Cinematographer and Marine Biologist Rick Rosenthal for a special presentation entitled El Nino: An Ocean Mystery. The multi-media event will explore the impact of El Nino on ocean life and climate. Rosenthal will present images and film clips from his films and his extensive archive. This is a free event. Seat reservations are not available.

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