Tuesday, October 24

Series 17 | 12:00-2:00 pm

Tales by Light: Misunderstood Predators

Tales by Light: Sacred Nature

Realm of the Little Owl

Tales by Light: Misuderstood Predators | 45 minutes

Producer: Abraham Joffe | United Film Works
Country: Brazil | World Premiere

Underwater photographer Eric Cheng wants to bring the true nature of marine predators to light. After diving with the Orcas in Norway he goes to Brazil, home of the world’s heaviest snake – the Anaconda. Eric Cheng then continues his quest to show that the ocean’s magnificent predators are being unfairly demonized. He joins experienced shark diver Jim Abernethy in the Bahamas to give us an insight into the bond between Tiger sharks and men

Tales by Light: Sacred Nature | 45 minutes

Producer: Abraham Joffe | Untitled Film Works
Country: Kenya |World Premiere

Jonathan and Angela continue the hunt with the cheetahs, the elusive leopard remains in their sights and as they take us around the Reserve, the abundance of wildlife in the Mara sustains shows it truly is a testament to Sacred Nature. WATCH TRAILER >

The Realm of the Little Owl | 25 minutes

Producer: Robert Henno
Country: Belgium | World Premiere

Hedge clearance, the replacement of old pollard willows with metal poles, the destruction of ancient orchards, and intensive use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers: all of this has led to a decrease in the population of the Little Owl. But to turn around this phenomenon and bring life back to our countryside again, not much is needed. The film is an invitation to discover this delightful small bird of prey evolving in her habitat, as well as the fauna which populates her ‘realm.’ WATCH TRAILER >


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Series 18 | 2:30-4:30 pm

Dino Bird

Streams of Plastic

Wild Antarctica

Humpack Whales of Cape Verde

Dino Bird | 44 minutes

Producer: Bettina Dalton | WildBear Entertainment Pty, Ltd.
Country: Australia | World Premiere

One of the last living southern cassowaries on the planet strives to raise a family and overcome fierce predators and extreme weather in the world’s oldest living rainforest.

Streams of Plastic | 5 minutes

Producers: Douglas Woodring & Charlotte Vick |
Ocean Recovery Alliance
Country: Hong Kong | North America Premiere

There is a Global Alert on Floating Trash Rivers and creeks are like arteries flowing to our heart, the Ocean. Plastic pollution is like cholesterol trying to get to the heart, downstream. Join us for a journey to Central America and South-East Asia where groups are helping to stop the flow of community's "cholesterol" - plastic pollution, before it impacts those downstream, or once at sea and along our coastlines and reefs. They are using the power of the Global Alert App tool to help inspire cleanups and long term solutions to slow the flow of trash in their waters, with the "Don't Lose It" attitude before it is too late, and the plastic starts to impact the environment around them.

Humpback Whales of Cape Verde 53 minutes

Producer: Tony Whelan
Country: Republic of Cape Verde | North America Premiere

For over a decade, marine biologist Dr. Simon Berrow has led expeditions from Ireland to Cape Verde. His quest? To prove humpback whales seen feeding off Ireland in summer and autumn are the same ones found breeding in Cape Verde in spring. In 2014, his quest takes a dramatic twist - Humpback Whales are showing up in Cape Verde at the ‘wrong time’ in September. The theory? They are visitors from the southern hemisphere. Find the evidence and he will be first to document a common ground for northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere humpback whales in the Eastern Atlantic. But first he must find them.

Wild Antarctica | 5 minutes

Producer: Richard Sidey
Country: New Zealand | World Premiere

This films presents the fragile wilderness of Antarctica. "Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.", Albert Einstein. The award winning cinematographers, Aliscia Young & Richard Sidey takes you on a non-verbal, visual exploration of the Antarctica wilderness from both on land and above, accompanied by an original score by Inga Lilgestrom.


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Series 19 | 5:00-7:00 pm

Madagascar Wildlife

The Burning of Borneo’s Peat Swamp Forest

The Poachers Pipeline

Panel discussion, Q&A with Denise & Marc Dragiewicz
and Kevin Hirten

Madagascar Wildlife | 20 minutes

Producers: Denise and Marc Dragiewicz
Country: Madagascar | World Premiere

Madagascar’s ecosystem is one of the most threatened on the planet. By drawing attention to the needs of this unique environment, it is possible to illustrate how the disruption of a fragile ecosystem can lead to catastrophic consequences not only for people inhabiting the land but for global weather patterns as well. WATCH TRAILER >

The Burning of Borneo’s Peat Swamp Forest | 25 minutes

Producers: Denise and Marc Dragiewicz
Country: Indonesia | World Premiere

Though less than a hundred years ago Borneo was nearly completely forested, it has rapidly lost forestland in recent decades. This film pieces together the inevitable results of deforestation – the degradation of the landscape, the loss of animal habitat, the elongated dry seasons, and the unavoidable toll it is taking on the health and financial stability of the indigenous communities. WATCH TRAILER >

The Poachers Pipeline | 48 minutes

Producers: Phil Rees, Jeremy Young & Kevin Hirten
Al Jazeera Media Network
Country: Qatar | World Premiere

The Poacher’s Pipeline doesn’t just tell the story of rhino poaching. Instead this groundbreaking documentary reveals the global syndicates that fuel the illegal killing. It’s a trail that leads beyond the criminals to a South African minister, diplomats and even the delegation of the Chinese Premier. WATCH TRAILER >


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Series 20 | 8:00-10:00 pm

A Fish Full of Dollars

Saba: The Unspoiled Queen

Locally Managed Marine

Wild Seve

Panel discussion with Jahawi Bertolli and Prakash Matada

A Fish Full of Dollars | 50 minutes

Producer: Adrienne Gittus | Soulwater Productions
Country: Indonesia | North America Premiere

Indonesia is the number one shark fish nation in the world. Despite world wide trends away from shark finning, the trade persists. This documentary addresses a global problem at a local level, investigating the impact of the worldwide massacre of sharks and rays. WATCH TRAILER >

Saba: The Unspoiled Queen | 18 minutes

Producer: Nick Zachar
Country: Saba | World Premiere

This short documentary showcases an island nation that should be looked upon by the rest of the world as a model of conservation excellence. The passion that the island’s residents have for their natural treasures and the lengths they go to protect the resources that support their livelihood is inspiring. Come along as we meet a few Sabans who will show us the incredible beauty that the island has to offer both above and below the waves. WATCH TRAILER >

Locally Managed Marine Areas in Africa | 10 minutes

Producer: Jahawi Bertolli
Country: Djibouti | World Premiere

This film explains why Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) are beneficial to coastal communities, how they are established and exactly what they are.

Wild Seve | 12 minutes

Producer: Prakash Mata
Country: India | North America Premiere

Bandipura and Nagarahole National Parks are home to the highest densities of big cats and elephants globally. People living adjacent to these parks frequently experience crop and property damage, livestock predation and occasionally are injured or killed. Wild Seve is a mobile platform that allows affected people to call in and report conflict incidents. This film captures the lives of people as they cope with their losses and documents the efforts of the Wild Seve team to respond and assist them.


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