Event Detail

Apr
18
Thursday
Apr
18
Thu
Our Impact shorts blockArt :: Film
Our Impact shorts block
3:00 PM
The Roxy
Description:
THE LAST GREEN THREAD
Directors & Producers: Danny Schmidt, Eric Bendick
In 2018, three friends set out on an expedition into the most rapidly developing landscape in Central Florida, traveling the narrowest and most imperiled wildlife corridor in the state.
Sponsored by The Green Light

WHAT CAN BE SAVED: OWL VS. OWL
Directors: Marshall Ritzel and Jon Fahey
Producers: Kathy Young, Alicia Chang, Marshall Ritzel, Jon Fahey and the AP Health & Science Department
A squeeze of a shotgun trigger at close range, and a big, beautiful, brown and gray owl falls from its high perch to the forest floor. Each carcass adds to a running tally: more than 1,600 deaths so far in a controversial experiment by the U.S. government to test whether the threatened northern spotted owl can be saved by killing its aggressive East Coast cousin, the barred owl. This is what it has come to. In a world where countless species are threatened by climate change and other human activity, we sometimes have to take desperate measures to save what can be saved. Is this a role we should play? Is it OK to kill some creatures to save others?

SAND OF TIME
Director & Producer: Tim Visser
Everybody’s time is running out, like sand in a hourglass. During this film we follow the last struggles of an ant whose time seems to be coming to an end. Will he survive against the mighty jaws of the antlion?
Sponsored by Diana Six and the Six Lab

SIDES OF A HORN
Director: Toby Wosskow
Producers: Toby Wosskow, Emmanuel Castis, Charlie Hicks, Erika Klopper
From executive producer Sir Richard Branson, SIDES OF A HORN is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s war on poaching from both sides of the fence. Based on actual events, and filmed in one of the communities most directly impacted by wildlife crime, we follow the journey of two brothers-in-law fighting on opposite sides of Africa’s poaching war. This dramatic short film paints an unbiased portrait of a modern conflict that is tearing communities apart and driving a prehistoric species–the rhinoceros–to the verge of extinction.

A LETTER TO CONGRESS
Director: Christopher Newman
Producer: Dalia Burde
Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.
Sponsored by Noteworthy Paper & Press

SOUNDS OF SURVIVAL
Director: Katie Garrett
Producers: bioGraphic Stephanie Stone, Steven Bedard, Katie Garrett
Deep in the emerald forests of Cusuco National Park of Honduras, scientists are on a quest to record the never-before-heard call of the endangered “exquisite spike-thumb frog.” What ensues is both a delightful portrait of the process of scientific discovery and an inspiring example of the power of sound as a tool for conservation.
Age Group: All Ages
Tags: # IWFF
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