Virtual Wild Films ~ A Winter Break Playlist
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CLIMB-IT CHANGE brings the worlds of conservation science and outdoor recreation together. This film tells the story of researchers Trevor Bloom and Matt Kneipp as they traverse the entire Rocky Mountain chain, investigating the impact of climate change and increased wildfires on high elevation environments. Run time: 15 min.
Directors: Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele
Blue carbon is carbon that’s captured and stored by coastal wetlands, helping to mitigate climate change. This film is about mud and the multiple benefits that estuaries provide for us–improving water quality, providing salmon habitat, protecting our shorelines–in addition to carbon capture. Sink into a first-of-its-kind study that quantifies the climate benefits of restoration in the Snohomish estuary, encouraging more investment in wetland restoration. Run time: 6 min.
WINNER! IWFF Best Short Film Award
Sides of a Horn tells the story of Africa’s war on poaching from both sides of the fence. Based on actual events, and filmed in one of the communities most directly impacted by wildlife crime, we follow the journey of two brothers-in-law fighting on opposite sides of Africa’s poaching war. This dramatic short film paints an unbiased portrait of a modern conflict that is tearing communities apart and driving a prehistoric species–the rhinoceros–to the verge of extinction. Run time: 17 min.
Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this crisis, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single use plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built. Run time: 4 min.
FINALIST! IWFF Best Human and Wildlife Interaction
In 2018 three friends set out on an expedition into the most rapidly developing landscape in Central Florida, traveling the narrowest and most imperiled wildlife corridor in the state. Run time: 17 min.
In the summer of 2017, a team of scientists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ventured a thousand kilometers off the coast of Brazil to explore the seafloor around a little-known cluster of islets called St. Paul's Rocks. One of those scientists, Diva Amon, a deep-sea biologist from the Natural History Museum of London, describes what it's like to venture into a dark, unknown world 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) below the surface—and why this type of research is key to understanding and protecting our oceans. Run time: 4 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.