The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is proud to support the Montgomery County GreenFest for a third year!
This year, GreenFest features short wildlife and nature documentaries from the 2017 Environmental Film Festival. We’re still determining the full list of films, so check back in mid-April for the full schedule and screening times.
Red Wolf Revival is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina, we document the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic, and biological challenges in North Carolina.
Running Time: 24 minutes
Directed by Roshan Patel. Produced by Roshan Patel and Madison McClintock.
They say The High Divide is the place where the world is cut in two. Then again, it may be where everything comes together. This place was once called “the big empty.” But it’s bursting at the seams – with deep forests, streams brimming with trout, meadows flush with grizzlies and wildflowers, and peaks so wild and vast they stretch all the way to the horizon. It’s also full of people. People who love the land. Cowboys who love salmon. Range riders who shepherd cattle and carnivores. Woodcutters who fight for forests. Generation after generation stewarding land and water. These are the lost voices of the American West. A new film celebrates the confluence of a wild place and its visionary people.
Running Time: 15 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Eric Bendick
Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are modern day pioneers: roaming some of the world’s last remaining wild lands to create maps to help conserve these precious places. Through their project with conservationist Kris Tompkins and Conservation Patagonica to map the new Patagonia Park in Chilean Patagonia, The Nature of Maps explores the integral role maps play in conservation, adventure and our understanding of wild places.
Running Time: 10 minutes
Directed and Produced by Tahria Seather and Bridget Besaw.
Fix and Release explores the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a small turtle trauma centre in Peterborough Ontario, Canada as it fights to even the odds for survival that freshwater turtles face in a modern world.
Most turtle species in Canada are endangered due to loss of habitat and collisions with cars and boats. Dr. Sue Carstairs leads a team of dedicated staff and volunteers as they develop their own groundbreaking approach to reptile medicine. This visually beautiful film shows turtles in a way that few have seen before – highlighting their amazing ability to recover from catastrophic injury and hinting that these ancient creatures may be more complex than previously thought. Turtles are vital for healthy wetlands and every saved turtle makes a difference. As Dr. Carstairs says, “We are saving the world one turtle at a time”.
Running Time: 16 minutes
Directed by Scott Dobson. Produced by Scott Dobson and Jono Nemethy.