Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Lost Coast Interpretive Association (LCIA) announces their third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Sunday, Aug.13th, 4 pm - at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville. Wild & Scenic® Film Festivals have been held annually at over 150 locations throughout the us for the last 15 years. We are honored to host this event meant to inspire and unite communities to heal the earth, while providing award winning environmental adventure films that you are sure to enjoy. LCIA’s film selections for 2017 Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon: “This “nature documentary” is actually animated. The chameleon’s biggest flaw is its “untamed sense of appetite.” He wants to eat anything that flies by, which turns out to be his downfall. Red Wolf Revival: A story of the last remaining wild population of red wolves. The film documents the struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic, and biological challenges in North Carolina. Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy: Douglas - adventurer, entrepreneur, conservationist, founder of The North Face and Esprit - spent the first half of his life building global brands while adventuring around the world. Tompkins-initiated efforts have helped secure 4.75 million acres in new protected areas in Chile and Argentina including five new national parks. Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild landscapes and his team’s efforts to continue his mission. Eel River - Return to Abundance: The last century has been hard on the Eel. Population growth, logging, mining, increasing demand for water, and now climate change. The Eel River ecosystem is compromised, and the salmon have suffered. But the Eel is resilient, has shown signs of recovery, and has the ability to thrive once again. The Eel presents the best opportunity to restore historic fish abundance in California. Pangolin: The journey of a single pangolin; from the moment it is taken from the wild to its final destination in China. Filmed on location across three countries with the help of reformed poachers and wildlife enforcement officers, it seeks to inform a people about pangolins and the illegal trade they are central to in order to address the very real danger that pangolins might be extinct before much of the world ever knew they existed. Guided: Meet Ray Reitze, a Maine wilderness guide and gentle spirit who shares his philosophy of how to live in harmony with the outdoors to the next generation of guides – all the while grappling with his own mortality as he transitions from the physical world of guiding to a more spiritual understanding of nature and our place within it. Elk River: Documenting the migration of elk herds that summer in Yellowstone National Park, who home outside the protected park boundaries as far as 70 miles away the rest of the year,. Fusing science and the arts, explorers join these beautiful animals on a trek from Wyoming’s rangeland through snowy mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk and other migratory species that call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home. All proceeds from this benefit go to support our many environmental educational programs of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association including: Youth Interpreter Scholarships, Summer Adventure Camp, Hikes, and Lectures.