Returning Kingfisher(50min) showing with Wild Next Door(2min), Caviar Dreams(15min), and Think Like a Scientist(7min)
Wild Next Door
A short film about the beauty of nature Montanans can find without traveling the world.
Over the centuries caviar was strictly reserved for Russian Czars and royalty throughout the world. Nowadays it’s become synonymous with wealth, fame, and indulgence. But why is that? What's so special about caviar? "Caviar Dreams" delves into the complex world of caviar, weaving a tapestry of caviar tales that leaves you knowing more than you ever thought possible about this unique delicacy. Beyond the assumed glamour and luxury associated with caviar, we uncover a story about over-fishing, poaching, near extinction, and a quest for sustainability.
Think Like A scientist: Boundaries
Humans construct boundaries -- around our homes, our neighborhoods, and our nations -- to bring order to a chaotic world. But we rarely consider how these boundaries affect other creatures. In this episode of Think Like A Scientist, we meet conservation photographer Krista Schlyer, who has spent the last seven years documenting the environmental effects of the U.S./Mexico border wall, and biologist Jon Beckmann, who studies how man-made barriers influence the movement of wildlife. Schlyer and Beckmann have seen damaging impacts of the border wall firsthand, but they remain optimistic. Humans probably won't stop constructing walls and fences any time soon, but planning our boundaries with wildlife in mind can help prevent these structures from causing environmental harm.
The kingfisher is usually associated with natural rivers, but this story takes place along the Scheldt-Rhine Canal, providing passage for 70,000 cargo ships yearly. So successful is the kingfisher, that they now even inhabit some creeks bordering the busiest canal in the world. Ultra high-speed cameras and special setups to film underground in their nest burrows have resulted in a unique film. It shows the life of the kingfishers, as they conquer the challenges of such an unusual environment.