Wolf Hunter
40th IWFF
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Grey Area: Wolves of the Southwest
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Mon, Apr 17 7:30 PM
Grey Area: Wolves of the Southwest showing with Wolf Hunter
The Mexican gray wolf is making a come back, but due to its genetics it now faces extinction once again. One wolf faces a daring operation as we question whether man and wolf can really live along side eachother.
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Grey Area: Wolves of the Southwest
The Roxy Theater Screen 2Tue, Apr 18 2:45 PM
Grey Area: Wolves of the Southwest showing with Wolf Hunter
The Mexican gray wolf is making a come back, but due to its genetics it now faces extinction once again. One wolf faces a daring operation as we question whether man and wolf can really live along side eachother.
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Rating:This film may contain scenes not suitable for young audiences. Parental discretion advised.
Run Time:12min
Release Year:2017
Country:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director:James Morgan
Description
Located in the far north east of Russia, Yakutia is by far the largest non-nation state in the world and home to the coldest city on the planet with temperatures in winter regularly dipping below 50 degrees celcius. In 2013 the state’s president, Yegor Borisov, announced a ‘state of emergency’, calling for international support and setting into motion a bounty system, which has since grown into the largest organised wolf hunt in history.  The problem is that wolves are decimating reindeer herds. 12,000 reindeer were killed last year at a cost of 3 million euros to government caravans and indigenous cooperatives. The government can absorb these costs but across the taiga, exploding wolf populations are pushing indigenous people into poverty and exacerbating the break down of communities. In March I travelled to Yakutia to witness the situation first hand. There I met Ion Maxsimovic, the region’s most celebrated wolf hunter. Ion killed 23 wolves last year, more than any other hunter, winning 300,000 roubles and a snowmobile.