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Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
Roxie Theater Sun, Apr 23, 2017 5:45 PM

2017 Green Tenacity Award: A new wave of colonialism is hitting Africa - the murky world of foreign investors buying farmland in developing countries.

How do you tell your story in three minutes?
518 Valencia Sun, Apr 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Free Event
Meet short filmmakers from this year's festival and find out how you can create depth and emotion in a small package.
Film Info
Director:Allison Otto
Year of Production:2016
Topic:Keep it Wild
Running Time:4 min.


This poignant, award-winning documentary short reveals a day in the life at the National Wildlife Property Repository—a little-known 22,000 square-foot warehouse outside of Denver where wildlife items confiscated at US ports of entry are stored. The Repository currently houses more than one million items. The film is told through the eyes of Doni Sprague, an employee who has worked there for 20 years cataloguing, tagging, bagging and shelving illegal wildlife items on a daily basis.


Additional Information

Allison OttoAllison Otto is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and visual journalist. Her work focuses on unearthing and evocatively filming the poetry of life in the Mountain West region. In 2013, Allison released her first film, Keeper of the Mountains, which was awarded a Telluride Mountainfilm Commitment Grant, won 15 awards, screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world, and was named "One of the Best Adventure Films of 2013" by Outside Magazine. In 2016, National Geographic selected Allison’s exclusive digital content story of the discovery in Colorado of a new species to their list of "Ten Best First-Of-Their-Kind" stories. Allison graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Sociology.