JoJo – A Toad Musical

Toads underwater

Synopsis

“JOJO” celebrates a creative and musical portrait of JoJo Nyaribo, a young nature lover and wildlife advocate as he explores the meaning of biodiversity and stewardship in his own backyard.

This story weaves together Jojo’s love for the natural world with his journey in learning about and fighting against a specific fungus that has been wiping out a staggering number of amphibians around the globe. Jojo will explore what his role is in preventing the spread of this fungus through small actionable tasks as simple as cleaning his own running and hiking shoes and educating his friends and family.

This young adventurer is constantly on a path of discovering who he wants to be in the world through a lens of being kind to himself and the environment around him. Using Jojo’s uniquely creative voice and experiences, this film hopes to share an inspiring perspective on the natural world and how larger impact can be made through small actions and sharing joy. JoJo aims to encourage outdoor user groups to look at the positive opportunities they have in caring for biodiversity in the environments they’re connecting to.

The themes of this film also explores the bridge between urban environments and surrounding natural spaces- showing how access and observation can be a catalyst for building intrinsic value and stewardship for outdoor environments and their inhabitants. An overall message of this film hopes to touch on the many benefits of spending time in nature and what access looks like for everyone.

Screenings

Part of Wild Wonders Shorts Block

Monday 4/22 at 5:00pm

Wednesday 4/24 at 7:45pm

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About

9 minutes

Directors: Chelsea J Jolly, David Herasimtschuk

Producer: Chelsea J Jolly

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Categories

Winner – Short Short

Wildlife Conservation

Youth Program

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