Wild Films ~ Megeti: Africa's Lost Wolf

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
Africa's uncommon wildlife: Ethiopian wolves featured at the 2018 International Wildlife Film Fest ... plus a bonus short film, Protectors of the Penguins

The highlands known as the Roof of Africa are home to the world’s last Ethiopian wolves. This film tells the touching story of Megeti, a lone wolf who has lost her pack and is suddenly left to fend for herself, wandering across the highlands on a quest to find a new family. For the young wolf to survive, it is vital that she finds a new family and this quest pushes her into foreign territory occupied by cattle breeders and other wolves. Her attempts to be accepted into a new pack are risky, but the better hunting grounds and group protection are to tempting. 

Over a period of two years, a crew of wildlife filmmakers led by by Yann Sochaczewski has been filming Ethiopian wolves and other rare species across the high plateaus. Their work offers audiences a chance to experience charismatic protagonists in an extraordinary African scenery that has rarely been seen. Following Megeti’s daily efforts to connect with a new pack, the camera captures a variety of moments with depth and sensitivity, eventually arriving at the moment when the wolf’s perseverance is rewarded. However, the success story doesn’t last long and when an unwelcome guest arrives, the narrative takes a dramatic turn. Run time: 50 minutes

BONUS SHORT! Protectors of the Penguins by Jessie Ayles
They’re black and white and full of charm, but African penguins need more than charisma to avoid extinction. Near Stoney Point on South Africa’s Western Cape, a dedicated group of people isn’t giving up on the penguin just yet. Day after day, Cuan McGeorge and his colleagues monitor the breeding colony for injured birds. Every bird they successfully save bolsters the species’ potential for the future. Run time: 5 minutes

Run Time: 

50 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.