The International Wildlife Film Festival Tour will culminate Friday, March 22, with three award-winning short films at the Ukiah Civic Center, 300 Seminary Avenue. Snacks and live music, featuring George Husaruk on flute, will be available starting at 6:15 p.m. Films will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available at Mendocino Book Company or at the door.
“Camera Trap” (26 min.), tells the story of aspiring wildlife photographer Peter Mather as he puts everything on the line in his quest to capture one photo that will tell the story of the Porcupine caribou herd’s migration, one of the greatest land migrations on earth. “Camera Trap” was the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival winner for Best Newcomer Film.
“Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest” (35 min.) takes viewers to the Pacific Northwest and into the largest remaining inland temperate rainforest on earth. This magnificent landscape is home to numerous First Nations communities, thousand year-old trees and critical habitat for endangered species such as mountain caribou. Industrial development has pushed this ecosystem to the tipping point. “Last Stand,” a Festival winner for Best Conservation Short, puts the Caribou Rainforest on the map before it’s too late.
“Tipping Point” (27 min.), 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 create environmental films for his peers to help save the planet. “Tipping Point” was a Festival winner for the category of Best Children’s Film.
This film series benefits the Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project (RVOEP), a special outdoor environmental education program of the Ukiah Unified School District serving over 2,000 students each year.
To learn more about the RVOEP and see a full film schedule visit www.rvoep.org. For further information contact Maureen Taylor, RVOEP Education Coordinator, at 707-489-0227.