Wild Films ~ Two from Tasmania
- Library Hall
WINNER! IWFF Best Environmental Program Award!
Takayna in northwestern Tasmania is home to one of the last tracts of old-growth rainforest in the world, yet it’s currently at the mercy of destructive extraction industries, including logging and mining. This documentary, presented by Patagonia Films, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places. Run time: 37 min.
namanu rruni / Albatross Island
Directed by Matthew Newton
Albatross Island is a magical place. Eighteen hectares of conglomerate rock off the northwestern tip of Tasmania, it is home to 5,200 breeding pairs of albatross. In the 1800s they were harvested to near extinction, but the population gradually recovered to half the estimated historical size. In recent years, however, the population has begun to again decline. Run time: 14 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.
Due to our pause in live programming during the global pandemic, the Library is now offering some catch-up film opportunities for IWFF award-winning films that we were unable to host as public screenings until now. After the new year, the Library will dive into a lineup of films from the most current festival.