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2016 Film Festival

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The 2016 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival & Biodiversity Conference will take place in October 14-23. Ten days of films screenings, field trips, conference, receptions and parties. Join us as we celebrate our six year anniversary.

2016 Film Festival Pass
October 17-23
New York, NY
All film screenings and conference sessions
$175.00
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2596102

*BEST VALUE, Film festival pass is for all film screenings and conference sessions. Savings of over $225 if you purchase film screenings separately.

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October 14, 2016
Reception for Film Producer’s & WCFF guests
The Rooftop Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue & 82nd Street
5:00-8:00 pm
Free with museum donation, cash bar

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October 15
Field Trip
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
& Gateway National Recreation Area
Brooklyn, NY
Time: TBA

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October 16
Field Trip
New York Urban Field Station
Fort Totten Search Facility
Queens, NY
Time: TBA

Private Dinner
Film Producers, Scientists & VIP’s
7:00 pm

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Monday, October 17
Film Series 1
6:00-8:00 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593852
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

The Magic and Mystery of Sable Island
45 minutes – William Barton & Gary Jobson, Producers
World Premiere – Country: Canada
https://vimeo.com/179264628

Red Wolf Revival
24 minutes – Roshan Patel, Producer
New York Premiere – Country: USA
https://vimeo.com/184908045

Pangolins in Peril
15 minutes – Ali Ijaz, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Pakistan

Sun Bear
12 minutes – Eddie Roqueta, Producer
Forest Clay Productions
East Coast Premiere – Country: Malaysia

* Panel Discussion/Q&A with producers William Barton, Gary Jobson and
Bram Gunther with New York Department of Parks & Recreation

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Monday, October 17
Film Series 2
8:30-10:30 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593865
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Madagascar’s
5 minutes – Camille Wainer, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Madagascar

Whale Aware
8 minutes – Lauren Gilbertson, Producer
New York Premiere

Yosemite
52 minutes – Oliver Goetz, Producer
East coast Premiere – Country: Germany
https://vimeo.com/181507807

Medieval Monsters
10 minutes – Oliver Mueller, Producer
Country: United Kingdom – East Coast Premiere

The Drills of the Afi Mountains
12 minutes Tom Richards, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Nigeria

*Q&A with Lauren Gilbertson

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Tuesday, October 18
Film Series 3
6:00 -8:00 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594769
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Stop the Burning
10 minutes – Narrated by Dr. Jane Goodall
North America Premiere – Country: USA

The Grouper Mystery
54 minutes – Jaques Hinstin, Producer / Andromede Oceanologie
World Premiere – Country: France
Language: French
https://vimeo.com/156036294

Tree Lions
48 minutes – Gryphon Productions
Peter & Sheera Von Puttkamer
North America Premiere – Country: Uganda
https://vimeo.com/174270389

*Q&A with Peter & Sheera Von Puttkamer

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Tuesday, October 18
Film Series 4

8:30 -10:30 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594788
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Yellowstone
54 minutes – Oliver Goetz, Producer
East coast Premiere – Country: Germany
https://vimeo.com/181952956

The Lonely Planet
6 minutes – Amandalyn Dorner, Producer
World Premiere – Country: New Zealand

Return of the Salmon
8 minutes – Tim Plowden, Producer
World Premiere – Country: USA

Red-Shanked douc: Primates on the Edge
4 minutes – Tim Plowden, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Vietnam

Soul of the Elephant
50 minutes – Beverly & Dereck Joubert, Producers
East Coast Premiere – Country: Botswana
https://vimeo.com/168994167

Panel discussion/Q&A with Amandalyn Dorner & Catherine E. Semcer
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Wednesday, October 19
Film Series 5
 6:00-8:00 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594876
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

The Realm of the Snow Leopard
42 minutes – Volker Angres, Producer
North America Premiere – Country: Kyrgyzstan

Crabs of Kawar
12 minutes – Radha Rangarajan and Ardarsh Raju, Producers
North America Premiere – Country: India

Pakke Paga-Protecting the hornbills of Arunachal Pradesh
12 minutes – Adarsh Raju, Producer
North America Premiere, Country: India

Safe Harbor
25 minutes – Richard Elson, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Canada
https://vimeo.com/184588592

The Truth Behind Swimming With Dolphins
20 minutes – Oleg Finodeyev and Meera Aminova
World Premiere – Country: Russia
https://vimeo.com/164603310

* Panel discussion/Q&A with film producer Richard Elson, and
H.E. Mirgul Moldoisaeva Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan
and First Secretary Madina Ednan Karabaeva

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Wednesday, October 19
Film Series 6
8:30-10:30 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595648
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Into the Wild of Borneo
52 minutes – Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, Director / F Productions
World Premiere – Country: Malaysia
https://vimeo.com/150947524

I Am Morgan
5 minutes – Dr. Ingrid Visser and Daniel Azarian, Producers
East Coast Premiere – Country: USA

Animal Rescue Heroes: The Mother of the Monkeys

25 minutes – Alejandra Samper and Luis Carlos Urrutia, Producers
Fundacion Natibo – World Premiere
Language: Spanish (English subtitled) – Country: Colombia
https://vimeo.com/158744247

Voces del Mar
Alvaro Farias and Amaro Gomez-Pablos, Producers
36 minutes – World Premiere
Country: Chile -Language: Rapa Nui

Panel Discussion/Q&A with Jorge Camillo Valenzuela and Daniele Azarian

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Thursday, October 20
Film Series 7
6:00 -8:00 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595656
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Knights of the Monsoon
15 minutes – Saurabh Sawant & Ramit  Singal, Producers
World Premiere – Country: India

Mountain Gorillas
48 minutes – Gryphon Production
Peter & Sheera Von Puttkamer, Producers
North America Premiere – Country: Rwanda
https://vimeo.com/173532763

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions
6 minutes – Sharon Negri, Producr
Chris Morgan, Narrator
East Coast premiere – Country: USA

Pathways to CoExistence
18 minutes – Richard Huges and Dr. Amanda Stronza, Producers
North America Premiere- Country: Botswana
https://vimeo.com/164158323
 
Through the Thick
14 minutes – Nino Leitner, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Austria

*Q&A with Peter & Sheera Von Puttkamer and Dr. Amanda Stronza

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Thursday, October 20
Film Series 8
8:30 -10:30 pm
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595819
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Americas Amazon
60 minutes
Mary Riser and Lynn Rabren, producers
Country: USA – East Coast Premiere
https://vimeo.com/153379924

The Nature of People
12 minutes – The Nature Conservancy
Bess Tassoulas, Producer
Languages: English & Spanish
World Premiere

We’re Oyster Farmers
5 minutes – The Nature Conservancy
Stefan Beaumont & Corey Adams, Producers
World Premiere – Country: USA

Yubartas
27 minutes – Natalia Merchan, Producer
Languages: English & Spanish
World Premiere – Country: Colombia
https://vimeo.com/177758919

*Panel Discussion/Q&A with Bess Tassoulas and Carl Lobue from TNC,
film producer Stefan  Beaumont and Mike Martinsen from Montauk Oyster

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Friday, October 21

Special Event
2016 International Snow Leopard Day
United Nations Headquarters
Permanent Mission of the Kyrgrz Republic to the United Nations
and the United Nations Development Programme
1:00-2:30 pm
Free event, RSVP no later than October 14
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-international-snow-leopard-day-tickets-28263634291

Special Evening Event
System-wide Approaches to Primate Conservation
American Museum of Natural History
6:00 pm
Free event, cash bar

Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation about conservation, in the Museum’s incredible Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe! Social, economic, and cultural factors drive environmental threats and affect conservation success. A panel of experts joins Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, to discuss the social, economic, and cultural factors surrounding primate conservation today

Must RSVP in advance: http://www.amnh.org/calendar/special-evening-event-system-wide-approaches-to-primate-conservation?utm_source=email&utm_medium=public-programs&utm_campaign=starstruck-adult&utm_term=20160929-thurs&utm_content=version_A&sourceNumber=2534

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Saturday, October 22

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595861
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Film Series 9
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaziranga
15 minutes – Mariah Wilson, Producer
Languages: Assamese & English
World Premiere – Country: India

A Tale of Crows
7 minutes – Roy Taylor, Producer
World Premiere – Country: USA

Wildlife Detectives: Mystery Sharks of Seattle
52 minutes – Michael Werner and Katie Campbell, EarthFix / KCTS 9
North America Premiere – Country: USA
https://vimeo.com/184059764

Flying Rainbow
48 minutes – Vishal Jadhav, Producer
World Premiere – Country: India
https://vimeo.com/167329194

Eureka Dreams
12 minutes
Anna Zhikhareva, Producer
World Premiere
Country: USA

*Panel Discussion with film producers Katie Campbell, Michael James Werner
along with representatives from the Marine Division of the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Film Series 10
2:00-4:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595978
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Indias Tigers: A Threatened Species
20 minutes – Mary Ferreira, Producer
World Premiere – Country: India

India’s Wandering Lions
48 minutes – Kosmik Global Media
East Coast Premiere – Country: India
https://vimeo.com/183015955

Wrestlers of Western Ghats
15 minutes – Srikanth Kashyap S. Producer
World Premiere – Country: India

Jewels of Thane Creek
15 minutes – Sabyasachi Patra, Producer
World Premiere – Country: India

Baja
5 minutes – Erick Higuera, Producer
New York Premiere – Country: Mexico

*Q&A with Srikanth Kashyap

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Film Series 11
5:00-7:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595987
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

The Private Lives of Salmon
5 minutes – Liz McKenzie, Producer
World Premiere – Country: USA

Vamizi-Cradle of Coral
52 minutes – Mattias Klum, Producer At Tierra Grande
World Premiere – Country: Mozambique
https://vimeo.com/168696012

Why The Little Fish Matter: The Arctic Coastal Ecosystem Survey
10 minutes – Liz McKenzie, Producer
World Premiere – Country: USA

The Starlight Ninja: The Civet
25 minutes – Mao-chun Chen and Chuan-tien Wang, Producers
World Premiere – Country: Taiwan
Languages: Mandarin & English

Sanctuary Fifi
8 minutes – Brianna Cillessen, Producer
World Premiere – Country: USA

* Q&A with Johanna Vollenweider and Brianna Cillessen

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Film Series 12
8:00-10:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595995
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Gardeners Of the Forest
15 minutes – Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan-Webber, Directors
Dhont Documentary Film Center at Dodge College, Chapman University
New York Premiere – Country: Laos
https://vimeo.com/172818442

Tanhavash
55 minutes – Wildlife Pictures Institute of Iran
Fatholla Amiri and Majid Mohammad Doost, Producers
Country: Iran – World Premiere
Language: Persian (English subtitles)
https://vimeo.com/180886172

Zoe and her Adventures in the Mediterranean Sea
5 minutes – Patricia Marti Puig, Producer
World Premiere – County: Italy

The Great Forest
12 minutes – Stephanie Westwood, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Australia

Tigers in the Backyard
10 minutes – Last Wilderness Foundation
Languages: Hindi & English
World Premiere – County: India

* Q&A with Ceylan Carhoglue and Majid Mohammad Doost

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Sunday, October 23
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Film Series 13
11:00 -1:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2596009
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Being Different If You’re a Weddell Seal in Antarctica
12 minutes – Mary Lynn Price, Producer
East Coast Premiere

Ulin
17 minutes – Leo Plunkett, Producer
East Coast Premiere – Country: Indonesia
Language: Dayak
https://vimeo.com/153962601

Irelands Ocean
50 minutes – Ken O’Sullivan, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Ireland
https://vimeo.com/147629857

The Beekeeper’s Keeper
Megan Rossman & Samantha Farinella, Producers
7 minutes
World Premiere

The Path of Grey Owl
10 minutes – Goh Iromoto, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Canada

Wild Alaska
6 minutes – Richard Sidey, Producer
World Premiere

* Panel discussion/Q&A with Mary Lynn Price, Megan Rossman
and Samantha Farinella

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Film Series 14
2:00-4:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2596073
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Killer Dragons
50 minutes – Mark Strickson, Producer
East Coast Premiere – Country: Indonesia

Feral
12 minutes – Alixandra Saucier, Producer
World Premiere – Country: USA

The Everglades  A Watery Wilderness
52 minutes – Zoltan Torok, Producer
New York Premiere – Country: Sweden
https://vimeo.com/154644908

Metamorphosis

15 minutes – Adrian Arce, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish (English subtitled)

Finisterra
5 minutes – Erick Higuera, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Mexico

In Harmony with Whales
6 minutes – Erick Higuera, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Mexico

* Q&A with Alixandra Saucier

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Film Series 15
5:00-7:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2596086
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia
45 minutes – Dilum Alagiyawanna, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Sri Lanka
https://vimeo.com/156715392

The Evolution of Madagascar
50 minutes – Andy Clark, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Madagascar
https://vimeo.com/165507188

Badlands
5 minutes – Jim Pattiz and Will Pattiz, Producers
World Premiere – Country: USA

Acadia
5 minutesJim Pattiz and Will Pattiz, Producers
World Premiere – Country: USA

War of Space: Human/Elephant Conflict in the Maasai Mar
5 minutes
Matt Mays, Producer
Country: Kenya
https://vimeo.com/159267418

Can we Save the Frog Prince?
14 minutes – Jonathan Kolby, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Honduras

* Panel Discussion / Q&A with Matt Mays, Dr. Jonathan Colby and
Major Scott Florence & Lieutenant Jesse Paluch with the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Film Series 16
8:00-10:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2596100
$18.00 in advance $25.00 at the door (if available)

Anti-Poaching: Mozambique
50 minutes
Conrad Evarts, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Mozambique
https://vimeo.com/182595261

Dehorning a Rhino in the Wild: A closer look at what it takes to save a species
5 minutes – James & Sam Suter & Oli Caldow, Producers
Black Bean Productions
World Premiere – Country: South Africa

Six of Africa’s Survivors
5 minutes – James & Sam Suter & Oli Caldow, Producers
Black Bean Productions
World Premiere – Country: South Africa

Tracks in a Tiger Economy
28 minutes – David Borish, Producer
World Premiere – Country: Malaysia 

* Panel discussion/Q&A with Conrad Evarts, Catherine E. Semcer, and Matthew Lewis from the SCI Foundation

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Speakers in attendance

H.E. Mirgul Moldoisaeva
Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan

First Secretary Madina Ednan Karabaeva
Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan

Dilum Alagiyawanna
Film Producer & Author
Sri Lanka

Majid Mohammad Doost
Wildlife Pictures Institute
Iran

Fathollah Amiri
Wildlife Pictures Institute
Iran

Bess Tassoulas
Project Manager, Climate Risk & Resilience
The Nature Conservancy

Erick Higuera
Film Producer & Marne Biologist
Mexico

Ceylan Carhoglu
Film Producer
Dhont Documentary Film Center at Dodge College, Chapman University

Jorge Camilo Valenzuela
Film Producer & National Geographic Explorer
France

Jonathan Colby
USA

Claudia & Hendrik Schmidt
JetLagged Productions
Germany

Carl Lobue
Senior marine Scientists
The Nature Conservancy

Bram Gunther
Director, Urban Filed Station and
Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources
New York City Parks & Recreation

Sergey Yastrzhembskiy
Yastreb Film
Russia

Eddie Roqueta
Film Producer
USA

Francisca Severino
Film Producer
Chile

Srikanth Kashyaps
Film Producer
India

Peter and Sheera Von Puttkamer
Gryphon Productions
Canada

Lauren Gilbertson
Film Producer
USA

Dr. Amanda Stronza
Director, Ecoexist Project
Botswana

Brianna Cillessen
Film producer
USA

Catherine E. Semcer
Chief Operations Officer
Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants (H.O.P.E.)

Alixandra Saucier
Film Producer
USA

Mary Lynn Price, Esq.
Film Producer
Weddell Seal Population Study
Antarctica

Conrad Evarts
Film Producer
Mozambique

Stefan Beaumont
Red Vault Productions, LLC
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Johanna Vollenweider
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Amadalyn Dorner
Film Producer
USA

Katie Campbell
Producer, Earthfix

Michael James Werner
Five-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and journalist

Major Scott Florence
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Dr. Jonathan E. Kolby
National Geographic Explorer
James Cook University

*Dates, venues, speakers and films subject to change prior to October 17

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2016 AWARD WINNERS

Animation – Madagascar’s
Camille Wainer

Conservation – Soul of the Elephant
Beverly & Dereck Joubert, Producers

Ecosystem/Habitat – Into the Wild of Borneo
Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, Director / F Productions

Education – Being different if you’re a Weddell Seal
Mary Lynn Price, Producer

Endangered Species – Mountain Gorilla’s
Peter & Sheera von Puttkamer, Gryphon Productions

Feature  – Yellowstone
Oliver Goetz, Gulo Productions

Foreign  – Tanhavash
Wildlife Pictures Institute

Foundation The Nature of People
 Bess Tassoulas, The Nature Conservancy

Live Action – Anti-Poaching Mozambique
Conrad Evarts, Producer

Humans & Nature – Red Wolf Revival
Roshan Patel, Producer

Newcomer – Magic & Mystery of Sable Island
William Barton & Gary Jobson, Producers

Oceans – Ireland’s Ocean
Ken O’Sullivan, Producer

Short – Wrestlers of Western Ghats
Srikanth Kashyaps, Producer

Student (secondary) – The Evolution of Madagascar
Andy Clark, Producer

Student (post-secondary) – Whale Aware
Lauren Gilbertson

Wildlife Activism – Pangolins’ in Peril
Ali Ijaz, Producer

Wildlife Conservation – Gardeners of the Forest
Ceylan Carhoglue and Nicole Jordan-Webber, Producers

Wildlife Crime – Mystery Sharks of Seattle
Michael Werner and Katie Campbell, EarthFix / KCTS 9

The Hamptons

Wildlife Wednesdays Film Screening
September 23
7:00-9:00 pm

Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959

Purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2220509

Europe’s Last Wild Horses
Light & Shadow Productions
Christian Baumeister, Producer
48 minutes
Country: Germany
* New York Premiere

European-Wildlife-Wild-Horse-Konik-Koniks

Wild Iberia – Winter
Alvaro Mendoza Productions
50 minutes
Country: Spain
* World Premiere

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Wildlife Wednesdays Film Screening
November 18
7:00-9:00 pm

Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959

Tickets on sale shortly

Kamchatka
Light & Shadow Productions
Christian Baumeister, Producer
48 minutes
Country: Germany
* East Coast Premiere

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Crash: A Tale of Two Species
Allison Argo, Producer
Fred Kaufman, NATURE
52 minutes
* New York Premiere

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