Wild Films ~ Earth Day Shorts

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
Three featured documentaries from the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival honor April's Earth Day celebrations and the planet's precious resources

Beaver Belivers by Sarah Koenigsberg
This whimsical yet inspiring film captures the vision, energy, and dedication of a half dozen activists who share a passion for restoring the North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) to much of its former habitat and range. They show us how this humble creature can help us restore streams and watersheds damaged by neglect. Run time: 50 minutes

Jewels of the Gulf by Allison Albritton
On April 20, 2010, approximately 50 miles from the Louisiana coastline, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig experienced a catastrophic failure that resulted in the largest marine oil spill in history. Over the course of 87 days, an estimated 210 million gallons of oil surged into the Gulf of Mexico from a wellhead nearly one mile deep.  A team of scientists sets out each year since the spill to document the ongoing impacts of the accident on the unique and beautiful deep sea corals that form the basis of diverse biological communities deep beneath the surface. Run time: 17 minutes

Irreparable Harm by Colin Arisman and Connor Gallagher
The Tlingit people have called the vibrant coastline of Southeast Alaska home for over 10,000 years, and continue to practice a way of life intimately tied to the ocean and the largest remaining temperate rainforest on earth. Now, contamination from industrial mining is threatening the safety of the wild food sources that make Alaska so unique. Run time: 20 minutes

About Wild Films at the Library

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.