Reverence: The Monarch Project

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Jumbo Wild
Roxie Theater Fri, Apr 15, 2016 6:30 PM

The Jumbo Valley, in the wilds of British Columbia, is revered for its spiritual significance and beauty. What will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?

Film Info
Director:Jean-Nicolas Orhon
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:USA Premiere
Topic:Climate Change
Keep it Wild
Running Time:13 min.


From Mexico to Quebec, the survival of Monarch butterflies is under threat. To raise awareness of their plight, Canadian artists Spazuk-Delhaes create a majestic lepidopterous self-portrait through the ingenious use of carbon paper and these insects' delicate footprints.

DISCUSSION WITH: Mia Monroe, Park Ranger, National Park Service and liaison, Xerces Society; Liam O'Brien, Lepidopterist.

Program Sponsor:

Consulate General of Canada SF

Additional Information

Jean-Nicolas Orhon is a Canadian writer/director of both documentary and fiction film. After completing his studies in cinema and anthropology, he directed Asteur (2003), a documentary about the survival of the French language and culture in Louisiana. In 2008, he directed the short fiction film Tu t’souviens tu?. The same year, he completed Tant qu’il reste une voix, a documentary about the collecting and recording of oral traditions. In 2011, he directed the short fiction Roule moi un patin, along with some fifteen vignettes exploring the world of wine for the TV program Des kiwis et des hommes. In 2012, he directed Les Nuits de la poésie, a feature length documentary celebrating Quebec poets from 1970 to the present, and the feature documentary Slums; Cities of Tomorrow which showed at the 2014 SF Green Film Festival.