Shorts Block 5: Conservation Nation

Showings

Film Info
Series:IWFF Shorts Blocks
Run Time:99 minutes

Description

Shorts Block 5: Conservation Nation
A program of six films about the environmental moviement's attempts to conserve endangered species and the habitats they rely on.


Desolation Follows
9 minutes, Directed by Burnham Arlidge, UK
Regions of outstanding natural beauty, the English moorlands elicit in us a sense of the wild and untamed. They appear to be a pristine wilderness, untouched by the advances of civilization. Yet all is not as it seems.

Stewardship with Vision: David Spicer
9 minutes, Directed by Jason Roehrig, US
David Spicer's leadership in restoring springs, wetlands, and riparian areas on his ranch and beyond has helped keep a species from being listed under the ESA and supported the return of many more to this Nevada desert valley.

Growing Farmers
11 minutes, Directed by Taylor Redman, US

This film was made by Maui students ages 12-18 at the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club in partnership with the Hawai?i Farmers Union United's Farm Apprentice Mentoring program and the Malamalama Maui project. It explores the need to grow new local farmers in Maui's post-sugarcane era and looks at some of the regenerative agriculture projects already underway on former sugarcane lands.

Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene
20 minutes, Directed by Peter Christensen and Rolf Nylinder, Denmark
The Ozernaya River winds through a remote corner of Kamchatka in Far East Russia. In one of the most intact ecosystems left in the Northern Pacific, rainbow trout eat mice for breakfast and salmon run in the hundreds of thousands. This bounty attracts two kinds of people: those who want to protect, and those who want to exploit. Salmon poaching is big business on Kamchatka, and once the salmon are gone, entire ecosystems will collapse.

Forests, Fins, & Footprints
23 minutes, Directed by Michael Glaser, Canada
In Alberta, public lands in the foothills are being clear cut at a rate faster than they can recover, with little opportunity for public input. FORESTS, FINS & FOOTPRINTS is a community-funded documentation of clearcutting in the Ghost Valley — a watershed located just upstream of Calgary, on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Tipping Point
27 minutes, Directed by Dylan D'Haeze, US
TIPPING POINT explains climate change from a kid's perspective, and shows kids what they can do to help solve the problem. Dylan is a 14 year old filmmaker from the San Juan Islands in Washington who has gone on a quest to make environmental films for his peers to help save the planet.