Humans And Nature WCFF2023

Humans And Nature WCFF2023

Humans And Nature WCFF2023
  • Saving the Dancing Bears

    For over 400 years, in India, the rare Sloth Bear was targeted for human exploitation…first for the emperors, then as roadside entertainment for villagers and tourists who paid to watch the bears jump, conditioned after years of abuse by trainers.

    Given the ongoing legacy of cruelty, two indivi...

  • 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...

  • Leopard Rescue

    This Ecoflix Original explores how leopards are rescued in India. The leopard is one of the most mysterious and elusive of the big cats, The felines are increasingly coming into contact with humans. These encounters include leopards falling into deep open wells, getting caught in traps and locked...

  • 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...

  • Elephants Out Of Captivity

    WARNING- this feature contains images of animal suffering some viewers may find distressing.
    This film shares a brief history of elephants, explains how they suffer in captivity, explores the work that FACE (Free All Captive Elephants) and other organizations do in the fight to give captive elep...

  • 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...

  • Ocean Guardians

    Ocean Guardians, recounts the journey of humpback whales as they migrate between Alaska and Hawai‘i while illuminating PWF’s ongoing work to save the species and restore the delicate balance between humankind and marine life. Shot on location in Alaska and Maui, with additional visual support pro...

  • 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...

  • Violet - A Polar Bear Story

    Two female explorers track the progress of a young mother polar bear in Norway.
    When the pandemic shut down the world in 2020, two female explorers were camping in a remote hut in Svalbard, Norway, with plans to overwinter in one of the challenging locations on Earth.
    From their isolated base ca...

  • 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...

  • Pheasants Of Detroit

    A little human-Pheasant subculture has developed in the city - pheasants are neighbours to human residents and muses to local artists - and pheasants have become the unofficial city bird of Detroit! Join everyday Detroiters in a walk around the city as we celebrate these funky birds at home in th...

  • 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...