Ecosystems WCFF2023

Ecosystems WCFF2023

Ecosystems WCFF2023
  • When The Ocean Turns Black

    When the news about the oil spill off the shores of Peru, film maker Ran Levy-Yamamori decided to pack his gear and travel to document the effect of the spill on the wildlife.
    However, the moment he stepped on Ancon beach and met with the amazing local fishermen, he felt how his mind was changing...

  • Black Skimmers Under Our Wing

    Every summer, shorebirds known as Black Skimmers join together in the hundreds to form a nesting colony on the barrier islands lining Tampa Bay. They use their distinctive black and orange beaks and impressive flying abilities to skim the shallow water for small fish.
    A young male skimmer wanders...

  • The Bear Coast

    A group of passionate Alaskans describe the importance of protecting the Alaska Peninsula's pristine wilderness for the wildlife and people who depend on its unparalleled natural resources. Alaska's wild brown bears—and the salmon they feed upon—face many threats, including mining (such as the Pe...

  • Pepperwood: Rising From The Ashes

    Several widespread wildfires have occurred in the western United States in recent years, impacting many of our urban-wildland communities. At Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County, California, two major wildfires separated by only two years have burned through the landscape. How will this fire-ada...

  • Feast Of The Killer Whales

    Killer Whales are faced with competition from Humpback Whales in Norway during perhaps the largest known gathering of marine mammals in the world; hundreds of killer whales in pursuit of shoals of herring.
    These killer whales are faced with unexpected competition from humpback whales, who began ...

  • Searching For Sea Turtles In Grenada

    On the 12 square mile island of Carriacou, Grenada a team of scientists, fishermen and a wildlife veternarian assemble. They're here to conduct the first ever in-water survey of hard-shelled sea turtle around the island. With no prior data to go off of, they only have the local knowledge of beach...

  • Mussel Grubbing

    Following a citizen scientist's journey of discovery, the film explores the treasure hunt for finding freshwater mussels in the upper Sangamon River. Everyday people in Illinois are supporting science in ways that are important to the well-being of their local environment. Finding a diverse colle...

  • Longleaf Forever

    Longleaf Forever is a short documentary film that plunges viewers into one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. Home to hundreds of rare plants and animals, longleaf pine forests once covered 90 million acres in the American South. Today, conservationists and land managers a...

  • Karibu Nyumbani

    Photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis focuses on wildlife photography from the Maasai Mara in Kenya. 'One thing that really struck me during my time in the Maasai Mara was the immense pride, knowledge, and love for wildlife that all the guides have. The film aims to convey this passion, and has bee...

  • Conserving Mountains

    Rangers and conservationists talk about their efforts to protect nature in West Virginia, they discuss the varying wildlife, and their importance to the states ecosystems.
    Learn about the conservation projects they work on to help ensure their protection and educate the public about them.
    Dire...

  • Bread For Tomorrow

    Bread for Tomorrow is a short film about the Indigenous Wicungo community’s struggle to gain legal ownership of their ancestral territory in Peru and how Rainforest Trust’s partner, Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon, has helped them to reclaim the rights to their homes and liveli...