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Wild Films DOUBLE FEATURE ~ Flight for Survival
A film by Scott Mason and Martin Cray.
Winner! Merit Award for Conservation at the 2011 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival
This is a part of a special Wild Films DOUBLE FEATURE -- including the re-screening of Flight for Survival (technical difficulties with the film have been resolved!) followed by the screening of the 2012 IWFF Best of Festival Award Winner Broken Tail at 7 p.m..
About the film
Asian Vultures are dying out at an alarming rate. In the last decade, 99.9% of the population disappeared, making them more endangered than the Polar Bear - but it's the Vulture's unlovable reputation that's kept their plight out of the public eye. Now, one man has made it his life's mission to bring the Vulture's imminent extinction to the world's attention.
Scott Mason realized that to compete for publicity in a world where sensation is king, he had to do something very different. He hit upon the idea of combining his lifelong love of Falconry with the extreme sport of Paragliding and thus invented Parahawking - flying with his rescued and rehabilitated Egyptian Vultures, interacting with the birds in their own environment. Flight for Survival documents Scott's struggle to raise awareness in the Himalayan Mountains while attempting the highest, longest, most challenging Parahawking flight ever made.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 52 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.