A Buffalo Story

Three buffalo stand on snowy ground.


As buffalo return to the North American landscapes they once defined, the important ecological and cultural impacts of that restoration have begun to manifest. A BUFFALO STORY follows the work of Jason Baldes, the Tribal Buffalo Manager for buffalo restoration on the Wind River Reservation, whose efforts to help people believe in buffalo again require him to confront his own trauma. Providing vital historical context and revealing the intricate and spectacular grassland ecosystems in buffalo country, A BUFFALO STORY examines the forces and mindsets that undermined that ancient relationship in the first place and how buffalo ecosystems can be reimagined today. This stunning film, and the keystone species at at the heart of it, provide important lessons and blueprints for a healthier human relationships with wild animals and places.

Warning: Depiction/Discussion of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and trauma.


Q&A with Colin Ruggiero

Sunday, 4/21 at 7:30pm

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Not available for virtual screening, playing only at the Roxy.


124 minutes

Warning: Depiction/Discussion of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and trauma.

Director: Colin Ruggiero

Producers: Colin Ruggiero, The National Wildlife Federation

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA


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