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International Wildlife Film Festival highlights\nAll screenings at the Wilma Theater.

Thursday, April 25 9:30 AM
Wild Africa: Deserts (50 minutes)

Amazing adaptations allow animals and plants to live in these harsh environments. This three-part series is the winner of the Best of Festival, Best Photography and Best Narration.

Meerkat Madness (26 minutes)

El Lobo (46 minutes)


12:30 PM
Cyber Tracker (7 minutes)

Stalking Leopards (52 minutes)

Details the life of a male African leopard as he learns his place in the environment.

The Cost of Cool: Youth, Consumption and the Environment (27 minutes)

Explores the real environmental costs of everyday items, from T-shirts to sneakers, with an examination of the problem of over-consumption and its effects on the earth.

Whales and Sonar (12 minutes)



4:00 PM
Fish Out of Water (54 minutes)

Three years in the making, this film profiles seabird colonies in the Gulf of Maine, particularly Atlantic puffins, and the National Audubon Society biologists working to preserve them.

Dirk’s Dolphin Diaries (6 minutes)

Lost World of the Holy Land (55 minutes)

The natural environment of the Holy Land has been dramatically altered in the past 10,000 years of human habitation. Israeli and Palestinian wildlife biologists are attempting to reintroduce native species.



7:30 PM
Blue Planet Series: The Deep (50 minutes)

This three-part series on every aspect of the Earth’s oceans is the winner of Best Use of Music, Best Underwater Photography, Best Editing and it is a Best of Festival Nominee.

Invincible Wolf (52 minutes)

The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) are home to some of the last remnants of European wolves and other endangered wildlife like lynx and bears.

The Disenchanted Forest (52 minutes)

An orangutan researcher and a wildlife park administrator work together in the rainforest in Borneo.



Friday, April 26 9:30 AM
George and the Rhino (50 minutes)

Profiles George Phiri, a game scout and tracker, as he works to realize his life-long dream of reintroducing the black rhinoceros into his homeland of Malawi, where populations have been decimated by poaching.

Project Puffin (5 minutes)

Meerkat Madness (26 minutes)

Orcas (5 minutes)

12:30 PM
Coyote: America’s Top Dog (46 minutes)

Cyber Tracker (7 minutes)

The Ultimate Guide: Spiders (50 minutes)

Explores the anatomy, physiology, behavior and evolution of amazing arachnids. Winner of Best Sound Effects, Best Scientific Content, Best use of Graphics and Animation, Best Educational Value.



4:00 PM
Forgotten Rhino (50 minutes)

Explores the plight of several species of Asian rhinos who are as endangered as their African cousins, but get less international attention.

Mimicry, Sleep and Sex: The Natural History of a Micropezid Fly (12 minutes)

The God Squad and the Case of the Northern Spotted Owl (57 minutes) Explores the debate over preservation of the Northern Spotted Owl by profiling the controversial proceedings of the Endangered Species Committee in Oregon in May 1992.



7:30 PM
Mzima: Haunt of the River Horse (50 minutes)

A family of hippos inhabit a spring in Africa. A family of humans camp nearby for two years, developing new ways of documenting the astonishing underwater world of the hippos and the spring. 2nd place winner, Best Underwater Photography.

Trees of the Tempting Fruit (50 minutes)

In the heart of Austria, gnarled old pear trees provide not only fruit for the region’s famous pear wine, but also habitat for a variety of native European wildlife.

Snake Killers: The Honey Badgers of the Kalahari (52 minutes)

For three years, filmmakers followed two scientists studying honey badgers. Winner Best Animal Behavior.



Saturday, April 27 2:00 PM
Abdi’s Return to Africa (51 minutes)

Born in Somalia and separated from his mother at a young age, Abdi faces hardship as he learns to be a camel herder far from the city. Eventually, he finds his way to America where he lives for 20 years, and then returns to his homeland.

Leave It Wild (46 minutes)

Explores the importance of marginal farmland for many kinds of wildlife.

Wing Beats: Before the Summer (29 minutes)



7:30 PM
The Ultimate Guide: Spiders (50 minutes)

Explores the anatomy, physiology, behavior and evolution of amazing arachnids. Winner of Best Sound Effects, Best Scientific Content, Best use of Graphics and Animation, Best Educational Value, and others.

Wild Africa: Deserts (50 minutes)

Wild Africa: Jungle (50 minutes)

This three-part series is the winner of the Best of Festival, Best Photography and Best Narration.

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