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FILM: The Nature Makers
January 18 @ 1:20 pm
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
An invitation to the World Premiere Screenings of the new documentary feature film, The Nature Makers
Written and directed by Scott Saunders
The filmmakers and conservationists from the film will be on hand to discuss the film and the vital work to protect prairie dogs, sandhill crane habitat and the endangered humpback chub.
In a world increasingly dominated by humans, three teams of wildlife conservationists go to extraordinary and seemingly unnatural lengths to try to save three threatened species in the American heartland. Stunningly photographed in the Grand Canyon and on the American prairie, “The Nature Makers” follows rugged biologists who’ve deployed helicopters, giant bulldozers and a host of human tools to defend wild nature. In the 21st century, defending the wild often requires, quite paradoxically, technology and aggressive human intervention.
It’s the story of how we found ourselves on the brink of losing so much of the natural world around us. And, in a time of dire environmental warnings, it charts an optimistic, though unmistakably challenging, path forward.