Special Edition of Wild Films ~ Condors, a film & conversation
Can California condor biologists and hunters unite to save a species from extinction?
A film and talk with Condor Field Biologist Jean Lawrence.
Join us for free screening of the International Wildlife Film Festival finalist Scavenger Hunt and a conversation with Jean Lawrence, a Condor Field Biologist at Grand Canyon National Park for past five years.
About the film
The California Condor neared extinction in the 1980s until biologists nurtured the population and saw their numbers grow upward to over 400. However, these noble birds face a grave threat which prevents them from flourishing further…lead poisoning. Scavenger Hunt chronicles the dilemma between bird and man, as the birds are being poisoned by lead which they contract from eating the flesh of deer with lead ammunition fragments. Filmmaker Matthew Podolsky finds the one person who understands all sides of the issue: Chris Parish, the Condor Program Director charged with protecting the birds who is also a lifelong hunter. Parish is the link to reconciling card-holding NRA members with the EPA activists with his efforts to convert hunters voluntarily to non-lead ammunition.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 56 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.