Trovati 155 documenti.
Trovati 155 documenti.
FauneVoyage Films & Media, 2018
Abstract: The illicit ivory trade is taking a toll far beyond the reaches of our imagination. When adult elephants are slaughtered by poachers for their tusks, young calves are by their side and witness the traumatizing events. Unable to survive without the care of a mother or herd, they are left to die in the wild. Their survival is dependent on the extraordinary people who dedicate their lives to protecting and raising them at an elephant orphanage tucked deep within Kafue National Park in the heart of Zambia. This film is an inside look into their lives and the struggles they face as they grow up as A HERD OF ORPHANS. Filmmaker Kelly Bakos captures the heartwarming, humorous and cheeky personalities of these orphans while interweaving stories about daily survival and coming of age within an unnatural setting—while threats still abound.
Mill Valley, 2016
Abstract: Edward Loure is a Maasai tribesman and herder. Like his ancient ancestors he is a pastoralist. He raises goats and cows and the tribe has thrived for centuries living on the sustenance from their animals. They are nomadic and have been stewards of hundreds of miles of grazing lands throughout Kenya and Tanzania. In recent years due to corporate farming, development and tourism, the Maasai traditional grazing lands have been slowly diminishing. That is, until Edward decided to do something about it. He organized the communities and drew up a petition to the government to claim parcels of their ancestral lands. After many years of effort, Edward and the Maasai and the Neighboring Hadza tribe were rewarded for their efforts. They now can roam freely on hundreds of thousands of acres of their own deeded land.
Sweetgrass productions, 2015
Abstract: The documentary depicts all sides of an epic struggle between backcountry protection and development in British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley – highlighting the tension between protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places. As you may already know, a large-scale proposed ski resort threatens the rich wilderness of British Columbia’s Purcell Range – a revered backcountry ski and snowboarding destination with world-class terrain, sacred ground for local First Nations people, and part of one of North America’s most important grizzly bear corridors. Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, Jumbo Wild features unprecedented documentation of all sides of this divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for a global audience for the first time.
Mill Valley, 2015
Abstract: Jean Wiener is reviving his country’s drastically depleted marine life by restoring coral reefs, planting over a million mangrove trees and establishing the first Marine Protected Areas to combat deforestation and build coastal resilience.
House tiger productions, 2015
Abstract: KAZIRANGA explores the battle between poachers and conservationists in Kaziranga Park, the last stronghold for the endangered Indian rhino. We see this world through the eyes of Uttam Saikia, a local journalist who is trying to use his community influence to reform poachers.
Brain farm digital cinema, 2015
Abstract: No place on Earth is like Yellowstone – an extraordinary world of fire and ice atop America’s largest volcano. In winter Yellowstone forces wildlife to struggle for survival. Not all will make it. Situated two miles high in the Rocky Mountains, this extreme wilderness always tests its wildlife. In winter they first battle the elements and then each other. To make it and succeed, every creature has its own survival strategy. We follow the tale of a young wolf pack and otter mother as they struggle through the most difficult season, winter. Surrounded by Yellowstone’s most charismatic wildlife including big horn sheep, coyotes, foxes and bison.
Mill Valley, 2014
Abstract: Howard Wood was an amateur diver for his entire adult life. Over the decades, Howard saw that marine life in Lamlash Bay had diminished drastically due to the excessive use of dredging techniques for scallops. The entire ocean bottom had been scraped clean. What used to be a sport fisherman's paradise was now completely barren. The local angling competition had long since been forsaken. Howard set out to organize the community and to petition the Parliament to create a protected are or not take zone. After many years of research, compiling data, community organizing and lobbying the government, The Lamlash Bay No Take Zone was established.
Abstract: A Winemaker's Year leads us on an adventure into the Art of Winemaking beginning in the vineyards and ending in the glass. It all begins during the most challenging 2010 harvest in Northern California. We follow master winemaker and chef Robert Rex of Deerfield Ranch Winery from the vineyards, in the lab, through fermentation, into the Cave for cellar aging and finally to the tasting before bottling. We can provide a TASTING OF THE WINES FROM THE VINEYARDS SHOWN at your screening.
Sender films, 2014
Abstract: The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of theYosemite Valley rock climbers. For 50 years, Yosemite’s cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle, living as beatnik vagabonds, clashing with National Park authorities and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed across generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of climbing has exceeded imagination. This is the riveting tale of this bold tradition: half a century’s struggle against the laws of gravity -and the laws of the land.
National park service, 2014
Abstract: The Obed: Find Yourself Here captures the very heart of the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Located on the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Tennessee, the Obed River Gorge is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including many listed as rare, threatened, or endangered. The film offers an intimate look at the park through the eyes of the hikers, paddlers, fishermen, scientists, climbers, and admirers who seek out experiences only found in nature. While daring footage of Class IV rapids, steeply overhanging cliffs, and ice storms give a viewer a taste of the many adventures available in the park. The Obed: Find Yourself Here is an unconventional and artistic look at a park whose beauty is inseparably linked to its remoteness and inaccessibility.
Mill Valley, 2013
Abstract: The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. South Africa-Jonathan Deal is leading a concerted campaign against fracking that threatens the Karoo, where sparse desert and majestic mountains converge to create an agriculture heartland and flourishing wildlife reserves. Iraq-The Mesopotamia Marshes had been a vital life force for centuries until Saddam Hussein destroyed them. Azzam Alwash has taken on the challenge of restoring the wetlands to their original splendor. Italy-An elementary school teacher, Rossano Ercolini began a public education campaign about the dangers of incinerators in his Tuscan town that he grew into a national Zero Waste movement that is spreading across Europe. Indonesia-When marble mining companies began to exploit the sacred mountains surrounding of her West Timor homeland, Mama Aleta Baun organized villagers in a peaceful weaving protest that halted the mining. United States-A mother of three led her Chicago community in a successful campaign to shut down two of the country’s oldest and dirtiest coal fired power plants — Kimberly Wasserman is now transforming the sites into parks. Colombia-Unfazed by powerful political opponents and a pervasive culture of violence, Nohra Padilla organized marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of Bogota’s waste management system. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are affecting extraordinary change.
North coast & cascades science learning network, 2013
Abstract: “Tides of Change” is a film about the Olympic National Park coastline. The film features Dr. Steve Fradkin, the park’s marine biologist, following him as he monitors the health of the rocky intertidal zone. The Olympic coast is superbly beautiful, but the sensitive plants and animals living there are directly exposed to climate changes and changing ocean chemistry. “Tides of Change” shows how the park monitors these conditions and gives a peek into the lives of the scientists who do this work. Coastal monitoring is part of a larger program monitoring critical natural resources selected for their sensitivity to human-caused change and their ability to provide early warning of problems to park managers.
Western national park association, c2013
Abstract: Edward James Olmos narrates “Paso por aqui”, leading visitors through centuries of human history and our continuing relationship to the environment. Stories of those who came before are told by that which remains. Atop a majestic sandstone promontory sits Atsinna, the remnant of an ancestral puebloan community. Near a solitary pool at the base of the promontory are petroglyphs and historic inscriptions carved by a diverse group of early travelers. Water was the life-giving force that drew them to El Morro. Ironically, it is now an erosional force that threatens to erase those moments in time documented by their inscriptions. El Morro’s establishment in 1906 as a national monument marked the beginning of the preservation movement in New Mexico, and it is still of interest to park visitors. History is still alive in the cliffs, pueblo ruins and inscriptions that bear witness to the fascinating changes that continue to occur throughout this vibrant region.
Abstract: The documentary explores the cultural relationship between residents of Gujarat, India and the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions in the world. With fewer than 50 lions in the wild at the turn of the 20th century, rural communities started working with the government to create a haven for this top predator and are successfully securing its place in the ecosystem.
The Cornell lab of ornithology, 2013
Abstract: Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes have spent nearly a decade documenting the 39 species of birds-of-paradise that live in Papua New Guinea. The birds - which are both gorgeous and silly - prove to be elusive prey for the cameras of Laman and Scholes, but, as usual, the adventure is as much about the journey as it is the destination.
The Cornell lab of ornithology, 2013
Abstract: Every year birds from around the world migrate to the Yukon Delta to nest and raise their young. The number of birds and diversity of species that annually visit the refuge is without equal elsewhere on the globe. It is truly one of the world’s most important sites for migratory birds.