This year’s line-up includes the Natural Resource Defense Council’s film Wild Things. Wild Things highlights the keystone role carnivores like wolves play in restoring the balance of nature and exposes the cruelty, ineffectiveness and taxpayer expense of Wildlife Services’ ongoing shooting, trapping, and poisoning of carnivores. Livestock producers who understand the need to share the land talk about their success with responsible coexistence measures.
This is an important film and even if you’re not in northern Arizona, it may be included in a Wild and Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) near you. A schedule of Festival showings is on the WSFF website.
The festival tour brings together the best of the films in an evening program that leaves people feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world.
An opening reception with information tables by local conservation groups, drinks, food, and music will connect festival attendees with local environmental issues and ways to get involved.
A raffle and silent auction will benefit the work of the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project and their efforts to bring back wolves and restore ecological health in the Grand Canyon region.