Eeya
40th IWFF
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Showing In
The Forgotten Salmon
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Mon, Apr 21, 1800 4:00 PM
The Forgotten Salmon showing with Eeya, Running Wild, End of Snow.
The story of the lost Atlantic Salmon of Lake Ontario, how we lost them, and a restoration effort to bring them back to the great inland sea.
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The Forgotten Salmon
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Fri, Apr 21 4:00 PM
The Forgotten Salmon showing with Eeya, Running Wild, End of Snow.
The story of the lost Atlantic Salmon of Lake Ontario, how we lost them, and a restoration effort to bring them back to the great inland sea.
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The Hunt: Nowhere to Hide
The Roxy Theater Screen 1Sat, Apr 22 12:30 PM
The Hunt: Nowhere to Hide showing with Eeya, The Rhino Guardians, The Last Rhinos.
In the deserts and grasslands, predators hone their strategies to hunt their targets, but the prey are also doing their best to outsmart their pursuers.
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:5min
Release Year:2017
Country:USA
Hosted By:Filmmaker Mariah Wilson in attendance.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mariah Wilson
Description
Eeya is the Baka word for elephant, an animal that is an important figure in the lives of the indigenous Baka tribes of Central Africa. The Baka are thought of as “scientists of the forest” – the forest provides them with everything they need to live, and they know its flora and fauna intimately. But, that has unfortunately made them appealing recruits for elephant poachers who use the Baka as hunting guides. The endemic poverty of the Baka makes them easy targets for such work; poaching gangs usually offer a pittance to the Baka guides they use - even as little as a pack of cigarettes. While some Baka have been lured by the payout of poaching, others – like Bosso Andre and his son Gaston - have been brought into the fold of the National Park system to work as eco-guards and guides. Bosso Andre takes us for a walk through the bush, and illuminates the impact that elephant poaching has had on the Baka way of life.