Wild Films ~ Two IWFF Award-Winning Shorts
Join us for an evening featuring two diverse award-winning short films from the 2013 International Wildlife Film Festival.
The Silver of the Sea
A film by by Ari Pilskog/ 29 min.
One of the world’s greatest natural phenomenon takes place every year off the west coast of Norway, as giant herring shoals up to several kilometers long and wide migrate one thousand kilometers. In the wake of the herring follow the hunters; bigger fish, whales, birds and not least man. In The Silver of the Sea the local biologist and filmmaker Are Pilskog set out on a journey into the deep to expose this drama. As he follows the destiny of a young puffin chick, whose life is critical to the timing of young herring, the film tells the story of how even the greatest ecosystems of our planet may be vulnerable.
WINNER! Best Independent Film
A film by by Daniel Hinerfeld and Molly O’Brien/ 39 min.
Native carnivores balance ecosystems and keep the wilderness healthy, but they are also seen as a threat to livestock, and for decades ranchers and government trappers have slaughtered them. The Wildlife Services program within U. S. Department of Agriculture kills a hundred thousand coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores annually. It’s a battle against nature that is costly, brutal and not very effective. Does this battle really need to be fought? Wild Things introduces audiences to progressive ranchers learning to peacefully coexist with these animals and features scientists, conservationists and even former Wildlife Services trappers, who believe it’s time for a major change in the way we treat our magnificent native carnivores. Directed by Daniel Hinerfeld and Molly O’Brien
WINNER! Best Environmental Film
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.